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September 19th, 2013
Making education more like real life through design thinking
Design thinking asks students to become investigators in their world, attempt to solve problems, bridge gaps of knowledge independently, collaboratively, and resourcefully, the Huffington Post reports. These are skills that are highly relevant in today’s job market. When I think of Design thinking, I think of Steve Jobs. He’s a great character to illustrate a variety of ideas, innovations in particular. For one, he applied principles of graphic design to the world of personal computing to bring us the smartphone and tablet. Jobs revolutionized our lives by integrating different innovations into a single device. There is great value in the ability to synthesize, create, and invent. So how are we going about imparting these skills to our students?