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ERIC Number: ED571612
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Dec
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 17
Design Thinking: A Methodology towards Sustainable Problem Solving in Higher Education in South Africa
Munyai, Keneilwe
International Association for Development of the Information Society, Paper presented at the International Conferences on Internet Technologies & Society (ITS), Education Technologies (ICEduTECH), and Sustainability, Technology and Education (STE) (Melbourne, Australia, Dec 6-8, 2016)
This short paper explores the potential contribution of design thinking methodology to the education and training system in South Africa. Design thinking is slowly gaining traction in South Africa. Design Thinking is gaining traction in South Africa. There is offered by the Hasso Plattner Institute of Design Thinking at the University of Cape Town geared towards empowering postgraduate students with extra skills set that are needed for sustainable development to be realised. This kind of training fulfills a need that has been discussed for years in South Africa. The need is for the higher education to empower graduates with knowledge and skills that will make a difference to society. South Africa has been continuously producing graduates that are unemployable and lack the ability to innovate and add value to society. [For full proceedings, see ED571459.]
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Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: South Africa