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ERIC Number: EJ1237757
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019
Pages: 3
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-2375-2696
Integrating Ideas from Design Disciplines into the STEM Curricula
Loudon, Gareth
Higher Education Pedagogies, v4 n1 p284-286 2019
The 'Future of Jobs' report from the World Economic Forum highlights that creativity is one of the most important skills needed by the workforce. One way of enhancing the creativity of students undertaking STEM subjects is by taking inspiration from design disciplines. The product design curriculum has creativity at its heart and follows a product oriented learning strategy, integrating ideas from the humanities and sciences, mixing theory and practice. The curriculum is structured to support multidisciplinary collaboration between students from different courses to bring in new ideas, perspectives and skills. Students are encouraged to explore new ideas, materials and technologies through play and experimentation. Teaching is undertaken in a studio environment rather than a lecture hall, enabling group discussions and practical activities to take place as part of teaching sessions. If ideas from the world of design are integrated into the STEM curricula, perhaps student creativity and engagement will improve?
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Language: English
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