Design Thinking and Educational Innovation
Become a future-thinking educator. Discover the importance of innovation in curriculum, learning spaces and technologies. Learn how to put design thinking into play to create a better learning experience for your future students.
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- 30 Nov 2020
- 31 May 2021
- 29 Nov 2021
Start your career with Curtin’s globally recognised courses and extensive industry connections. Through OUA, our online courses offer an interactive and collaborative learning experience that gets you the same degree as if you studied on campus. Curtin is a global university with a vibrant culture of innovation and collaboration and is ranked in the top one per cent of universities worldwide.
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At the completion of this subject students will be able to:
- integrate design thinking principles, practices and contemporary educational theory in the development of educational innovations.
- analyse data to identify the need for an educational innovation that accommodates a diverse range of students.
- employ learning and teaching data and scholarship of teaching and learning to inform the rationale and design of an educational innovation.
- integrate critique into the design and development of an educational innovation for an identified need in teaching, learning and /or assessment specific to one’s discipline and context utilising design thinking principles and procedures.
- demonstrate an appropriate understanding of academic integrity principles, application of academic writing and referencing appropriate to both the scholarship of teaching and learning and the discipline being taught.
- Introduction: Educational Innovation
- Contemporary innovations in learning and teaching: Engaging technologies & beyond technology
- What is design thinking?
- Empathise: Your data, your users
- Define: Refine and define the innovation
- Ideate: Generating & refining ideas
- Prototype: What's a learning design prototype? Build the brief, Create the prototype
- Test: testing and evaluating the innovation
- What next? Informing teaching and learning
- Dissemination of innovations
In order to enrol in this subject, you must be accepted into one of the following degrees:
No special requirements
As approaches to learning and teaching evolve, innovation is now a necessary condition for teaching and the design and delivery of learning. This subject begins with an exploration of issues in contemporary research and theories of learning and teaching. It then critically examines “innovation” in curriculum and learning design, physical and online learning spaces and educational technologies. Learners will develop an innovation by employing design thinking principles and processes to enhance their students’ learning experience and/or outcomes in their own teaching practice. This subject is designed to develop outcomes that can be used as evidence of innovation in one’s teaching.
Please Note: If it’s your first time studying a Curtin University subject you’ll need to complete their compulsory ‘Academic Integrity Program’. It only takes two hours to complete online, and provides you with vital information about studying with Curtin University. The Academic Integrity Program is compulsory, so if it’s not completed your subject grades will be withheld.
Find out more about the Academic Integrity module.
- Understand and explore: Report (30%)
- Explore: Design and prototype design brief (30%)
- Materialise: Presentation and report (40%)
Textbooks are not required.
Check the learning management system (LMS) of your university for textbook details.