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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- 01 Jun 2020
- 30 Nov 2020
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
- design and develop 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
- integrate critique into the design and development of an educational innovation.
- A week-by-week guide to the topics you will explore in this subject will be provided in your study materials.
You must either have successfully completed the following subject(s) before starting this subject, or currently be enrolled in the following subject(s) in a prior study period; or enrol in the following subject(s) to study prior to this subject:
Please note that your enrolment in this subject is conditional on successful completion of these prerequisite subject(s). If you study the prerequisite subject(s) in the study period immediately prior to studying this subject, your result for the prerequisite subject(s) will not be finalised prior to the close of enrolment. In this situation, should you not complete your prerequisite subject(s) successfully you should not continue with your enrolment in this subject. If you are currently enrolled in the prerequisite subject(s) and believe you may not complete these all successfully, it is your responsibility to reschedule your study of this subject to give you time to re-attempt the prerequisite subject(s)
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 are evidence of innovation in one’s teaching. This evidence will be lodged in each learners’ teaching portfolio developed in the Teaching Portfolio final subject of this course. It also is intended to be highly relevant for applications for teaching awards, academic promotion and other forms of professional recognition.
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.