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Engage with Maureen Carroll | Design Literacy International Network event

Date(s): Tuesday, April 5, 2022
17:00 – 18:00, Oslo, Norway time zone


Becoming: What Does it Mean to Be an Education Designer?

As design is becoming integrated into K-12 classroom learning with the aim of helping students to become creative, confident and courageous problem finders and problem solvers; Maureen Carroll will explore a question: What does it mean to be an education designer?

Maureen’s talk will highlight her research journey on the impact of design in the world of education. Maureen’s qualitative research journey begins with a burning question. For her, this question was to understand the role of design in K-12 classrooms. Her understanding changed and grew in unexpected, challenging and surprising ways over the twelve years she has been studying it. In this talk Maureen will highlight different aspects of how design changed, education changed, and how she changed.

Prior to the talk you may like to explored Maureen’s research in the following selected articles:

Carroll, M., & McBain, L. (2021). Where Empathy Meets Learning: Exploring Design Abilities in K–12 Classrooms. Voices from the Middle, 29(1). https://library.ncte.org/journals/vm/issues/v29-1/31424

Carroll, M. (2015). Stretch, Dream, and Do – A 21st Century Design Thinking & STEM Journey. Journal of Research in STEM Education, 1(1), 59–70. http://stelar.edc.org/publications/stretch-dream-and-do-21st-century-design-thinking-stem-journey

Carroll, M. (2014). Shoot For The Moon! The Mentors and the Middle Schoolers Explore the Intersection of Design Thinking and STEM. Journal of Pre-College Engineering Education Research, 4(1), 1–17. https://doi.org/10.21606/drs_lxd2021.12.227

Maureen proposed that the “Design Thinking provides a robust scaffold for divergent problem solving, as it engenders a sense of creative confidence that is both resilient and highly optimistic.” (Carroll, 2014, p. 3) As a teacher, she advocates “that a successful learning journey is one where we learn as much as we teach” (Carroll & McBain, 2021, p. 17). However, for the teacher to develop that mindset  she suggested that “the typical notion that the teacher/mentor is the all knowing and immune to failure [has to be] reconceptualized.” (Carroll, 2015, p. 69)

Maureen Carroll headshotMaureen Carroll, Ph.D., is the Founder of Lime Design. Carroll has been teaching at Stanford University’s Hasso Plattner Institute of Design (d.school) for over a decade and was the Director of REDlab, which conducts research on the intersection of design and learning. She was also a lecturer in Stanford University’s Graduate School of Education, where she co-taught Educating Young STEM Thinkers. Maureen is currently working on a research project that combines machine learning and qualitative research methods in order to understand more about the transformation that happens during students’ d.school learning journeys.

 

References

Carroll, M., & McBain, L. (2021). Where Empathy Meets Learning: Exploring Design Abilities in K–12 Classrooms. Voices from the Middle, 29(1). https://library.ncte.org/journals/vm/issues/v29-1/31424

Carroll, M. (2015). Stretch, Dream, and Do – A 21st Century Design Thinking & STEM Journey. Journal of Research in STEM Education, 1(1), 59–70. http://stelar.edc.org/publications/stretch-dream-and-do-21st-century-design-thinking-stem-journey

Carroll, M. (2014). Shoot For The Moon! The Mentors and the Middle Schoolers Explore the Intersection of Design Thinking and STEM. Journal of Pre-College Engineering Education Research, 4(1), 1–17. https://doi.org/10.21606/drs_lxd2021.12.227

Carroll, M., Goldman, S., Britos, L., Koh, J., Royalty, A., & Hornstein, M. (2010). Destination, Imagination and the Fires Within: Design Thinking in a Middle School Classroom. International Journal of Art & Design Education, 29, 37–53. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1476-8070.2010.01632.x

 

April 5th
17:00 Oslo
16.00 London
13:00 Santiago de Chile
08:00 San Francisco

April 6th
01.00 Sydney

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