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ERIC Number: EJ967136
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0706-8107
Thinking Design and Pedagogy: An Examination of Five Canadian Post-Secondary Courses in Design Thinking
Donar, Ann
Canadian Review of Art Education: Research and Issues, v38 p84-102 2011
At the tertiary level today, courses on design thinking can be found in diverse programs in and beyond the realm of traditional design disciplines. Across Canada, design thinking courses feature in communication, culture and information technology, and business and engineering. This paper reports findings from a study that investigated the following question: What is design thinking and how is it being taught? The study surveyed different approaches adopted in five post-secondary programs. Specifically, it examined course emphases, class structures, assignments and other components, in the hope of drawing a matrix from which to analyze their strengths and weaknesses and to examine what they have in common. (Contains 3 endnotes and 2 tables.)
Canadian Society for Education through Art. Faculty of Education, Lakehead University, 955 Oliver Road, Thunder Bay, ON P7B 5E1, Canada. Tel: 807-684-0772; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A