WHAT IS DESIGN THINKING?
Design thinking is finding a problem to be solved, or a challenge that needs to be addressed to make the world a better place. It means going through a process to be able to create and innovate. It means looking at what something is like now and building upon those things that already exist to evolve or change it into something even better. Design thinking needs a person or group of people to possess growth mindset.
Many of the technologies we have today are not something new but rather something better than the one that existed before. History then can be an important part of learning to make sure that we learn from the past and work to create something better for the future.
THINKING ABOUT THINKING TO DESIGN IS AS IMPORTANT AS THINKING ABOUT READING, OR THINKING ABOUT MATHS.
We think about thinking in our reading when we use our reading comprehension strategies - visualising, making connections, questioning, predicting, inferring, summarising, evaluating, monitoring and clarifying.
We can think about our thinking when we research to learn something new by using an inquiry process.
There are a few processes that people use to show the thinking about thinking in design. A process or a model is a way of explaining how something can happen. Below are some posters we will be using to help us move our way through the design of a Rube Goldberg machine in Year 4. It will help us to think about our thinking and we will break each step down even further in future posts. I wonder which part of the process our learning teams in Year 4 think they are up to? Why? How can each team move forward?
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These posters have been created by Mrs C using Canva and Creative Commons Public Domain images retrieved from Pixabay. They have been adapted from learning Mrs C has done using the following websites that class teachers and parents might be interested in reading.
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