The Imperative for Design Thinking in the Classroom

Featuring Shelley Goldman, Ed.D.

Design thinking is a human-centered approach to problem solving that requires critical thinking, communication, collaboration, innovation and creativity. Dr. Shelley Goldman, an educational anthropologist and professor at the Stanford Graduate School of Education, joined us to address why design thinking is an important tool for teaching and learning. She explored how design thinking pedagogy can be applied to core topics in areas such math and science and how to assess the impacts of this powerful approach to learning in the classroom.