- Dominic Randolph
- Bronx, NY
- United States
Head of School, Riverdale Country School
Use design thinking in schools for educators to improve schools and to improve the process of learning in classrooms
Why can't we use the "design thinking" process as championed by IDEO and the d.school at Stanford to improve the quality of teacher problem-solving in schools and improve the learning process of students in classrooms? It seems such a robust methodology, and yet, the awareness of "design thinking" in schools, even after Dan Pink's book 'A Whole New Mind', is relatively shallow.
It would be great to start a movement of taking the entire process or elements of the process and use them in strong ways in schools and school systems to change the way that schools work: to push more formative assessment processes, to allow every member of a school community to develop "creative confidence", to have teachers and students understand and rely on process as well as product, to give permission to the various stakeholders in school that they can indeed produce change.