Using Design Thinking to Improve Student Innovation
Geoff Wright, Brigham Young University, College of Engineering, United States ; Richard West, Brigham Young University, Instructional Psychology and Technology, United States
E-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education, in Orlando, Florida, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-83-9 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), San Diego, CA
For students to be marketable and competitive in today’s global marketplace, they need to posses an understanding of, and abilities directly related to innovation; where they posses the aptitude and capacity to generate, develop, and implement new and meaningful ideas. The purpose of this paper is to present how we are making this happen at our university. The paper outlines our curriculum decisions and development, associated instructional activities, and assessment and evaluation methods. Our findings thus far, according to the Torrance Creativity Test, and our own innovation student assessment survey, suggest students who participate in collaborative cross-discipline innovation focused training, will increase in innovative understanding, aptitude and skill. We believe the findings from our study thus far have broad implications for industry, higher education, and the K-12 environment.
Wright, G. & West, R. (2010). Using Design Thinking to Improve Student Innovation. In J. Sanchez & K. Zhang (Eds.), Proceedings of E-Learn 2010--World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education (pp. 391-395). Orlando, Florida, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
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