All are welcome to sign up for this webinar run by IE.

Date: Wednesday 6th November

Time: 2.00 – 3.30

Title: Introduction to design thinking and implications for curriculum design

Location: International Education Institute, Kinessburn, Kennedy Gardens, St Andrews KY16 9DJ

Online location for live webinar: https://st-andrews.cloud.panopto.eu/Panopto/Pages/Viewer.aspx?id=6a98dabb-99d6-4c54-824a-aaed00ecd51f

 

Abstract: Curriculum innovation often poses a number of challenges. Often, the changes applied give participating faculty a sense of déjà vu or of re-inventing the wheel. Additionally, the evaluation of the efficacy of the initiatives is often difficult to confirm in the short- or long-term. Design thinking is a systematic method to creatively solve complex problems by putting users at the center of the design process. It has great potential to integrate user feedback into the curriculum development process to better ensure changes are serving the needs of students and faculty. The method focuses on empathizing, defining a problem based on user needs, generating multiple solutions, and then, rapidly prototyping and iterating the potential solutions. This creates space for incremental changes or wild disruptions of the curriculum because rapid prototyping creates low-fi, low-time investment experiences for users to interact with. In this workshop, we will complete a design sprint to get a hands-on introduction to design thinking and discuss the potential applications for curriculum development.

 

Presenter: Alliya Anderson teaches Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Engineering Design and Preparatory English at Khalifa University of Science and Technology in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. She is a 2019 Center for Learning and Teaching Fellow and a member of cohort 3 for the UAE-Stanford Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Education initiative.

The recording for this event can be found here.