Title of Submission

Design Thinking in Inter-professional Contexts

Presenter Type

Faculty

Brief Bio Sketch

Anita Zijdemans Boudreau is an Associate Professor and Director at the School of Learning & Teaching at Pacific University. She brings 20 years experience in teacher preparation and educational consulting with a focus in technology integration for professional growth, teaching, and learning. Her research interests include culturally responsive practice, educational technology, instructional design, human development, and participatory action research.

Leif Gustavson has served as Dean of the College of Education since 2014 and has a doctorate from the University of Pennsylvania in Reading, Writing, and Literacy as well as a master’s degree in Literature from the Bread Loaf School of English at Middlebury College. Before pursuing his Ph.D., Leif taught middle school language arts and history. While in his Ph.D. program, Leif worked with middle and high school teachers in West Philadelphia to design inquiry and project-based learning curricula as well as developed a reverse-mentoring program where high school students mentored pre-service teachers on how to be effective urban teachers. More recently, Leif has collaborated with K-12 public and private schools to design and implement writing-based curricula which positions teachers and students as writers living writing lives together out in the world. His research focuses on this kind of curricula as well as the intersection of improvisation, teaching, and learning, and how teachers find permission to take risks in their teaching.

Abstract

Design Thinking (DT) is a method for the practical, creative resolution of problems and the creation of solutions, with the intent of an improved future result. It is a human-centred approach that focuses on users and their needs, encourages brainstorming and prototyping, and supports out-of-the-box thinking that takes "wild ideas" and transforms them into real-world solutions.

In this interactive session, participants will work collaboratively to identify and apply the phases 1-3 of the design thinking process to a problem of practice.

Location

HPC2 Building, Atrium

Start Date

25-1-2019 2:15 PM

End Date

25-1-2019 3:30 PM

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Jan 25th, 2:15 PM Jan 25th, 3:30 PM

Design Thinking in Inter-professional Contexts

HPC2 Building, Atrium

Design Thinking (DT) is a method for the practical, creative resolution of problems and the creation of solutions, with the intent of an improved future result. It is a human-centred approach that focuses on users and their needs, encourages brainstorming and prototyping, and supports out-of-the-box thinking that takes "wild ideas" and transforms them into real-world solutions.

In this interactive session, participants will work collaboratively to identify and apply the phases 1-3 of the design thinking process to a problem of practice.