The MindLab Session 13 - Design Thinking in the classroom and in Leadership
Design Thinking in the classroom and in Leadership
Many issues we face in education are caused by poor design - great example is the poor design of the power points in the room we are in!!!
Linking Design Thinking to 21st Century Skills - can design thinking assist the acquirement of 21st-century skills?
'Design a Fashion Accessory' - in less than 10 minutes -
Design thinking methodology - some examples
1 - Empathy
2 - Immersion
Immersion - explore the topic
Synthesis - connect my learning to problem finding - identify the problem
Ideation - generating and judging ideas
Prototyping - acting upon ideas
Feedforward - sharing ideas
3 - Thinking into action
4 - Mindsets processes and methods - the need to be agile in your thinking Design thinking means not holding onto what you believe to be true - prototype and be mindful of the process - ie don't try to skip steps. It's the mindset that sets the project. Design Thinking for Educators - teachers are designers of learning
Our chosen issue or problem was - students designing their own assessments We then had to cube the task - this was a bit of a painful task!!
Rogers' Adoption of the Innovation Cycle
Different strategies need to be used for each section of the graph - the group - the innovators and early adopters want to be given the tool NOW.
Early majority want PD and support and need a lot to get there. I think Laggards should be named 'resisters'.....
Does the organisation that is trying to innovate have to set a timeline and say to the laggards you need to get on board. Or do you keep on 'watering the rocks'....
Leadership provides an environment for the laggards to be the critics - but there needs to be ground rules - provide the critique - provide the areas you want critiqued.