What is Design Thinking?
Monash Tech School
About this video
Design thinking is a real world approach used to create solutions to problems. In this video, Neil discusses design thinking and how it can be used as a framework to leverage authentic opportunities for students.
The design thinking model applies to STEM as it requires discipline knowledge from each of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics to ideate, design a prototype, test the prototype and come up with a possible solution.
Points for discussion
If you're interested in implementing design thinking into your school's curriculum, it might be worth considering the following questions:
- What are the various kinds of design thinking models that you've come across and how are they similar/ different?
- How is design based thinking similar or different from inquiry based learning, problem based learning and project based learning?
- How does your unit or lesson planning align with design thinking frameworks?
- What skills and/or knowledge might teachers need to be aware of when adopting a design based approach?
- What role does failure and uncertainty play in design based pedagogies?
- These feelings can be challenging for students. How can they be supported to see failure/ mistakes and uncertainty as opportunities for learning?