Thanks to the Design Thinking friend in my life, I’ve just been introduced to the idea of applying design thinking to the wicked problem of education reform. I LOVE THIS SO MUCH. All the feels.
Wired has apparently been bitten by the same mind-crush; here’s a quick post on the Stanford d.school blog about their discussions — it’s this quote which stopped me in my tracks:
“Let us know what mission you would choose if, instead of majors, every college student was called on to declare a mission.”
I’m going to chew on this for a bit. I’d already been considering the (not uncommon) idea of applying DT to curriculum development (in fact, there’s a great guide for teachers to apply Design Thinking to solving problems at their schools and in their classrooms. But I hadn’t really stepped back and thought about DT as an ideological framework for education reform.