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ERIC Number: EJ878025
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Feb
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1476-8062
Destination, Imagination and the Fires within: Design Thinking in a Middle School Classroom
Carroll, Maureen; Goldman, Shelley; Britos, Leticia; Koh, Jaime; Royalty, Adam; Hornstein, Michael
International Journal of Art & Design Education, v29 n1 p37-53 Feb 2010
The purpose of the Taking Design Thinking to Schools Research Project was to extend the knowledge base that contributes to an improved understanding of the role of design thinking in K-12 classrooms. The ethnographic qualitative study focused on the implementation of an interdisciplinary design curriculum by a team of university instructors in a public charter school. Three questions framed the study. How did students express their understanding of design thinking classroom activities? How did affective elements impact design thinking in the classroom environment? How is design thinking connected to academic standards and content learning in the classroom? (Contains 3 tables, 4 figures and 1 note.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Middle Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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