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Human-Centered Design Thinking in Education

Presentation of findings from a recent study that investigated how high achieving high schools in southwestern Pennsylvania used human-centered design thinking methods as an innovative instructional strategy to develop deeper learning competencies in students. Also, this study identified the common themes among the schools that could lend support of how using innovative strategies can prepare students for future success while maintaining or improving state achievement standings.

Learning Objectives

  1. Human-Centered Design Thinking methods are supported by predominant learning theories and how these methods develop deeper learning competencies.
  2. How to use Human-Centered Design Thinking methods in secondary education as an instructional strategy - overview of the possibilities.
  3. The benefits of teaching learned human-centered design thinking methods to elementary and secondary students.



Kelly Lombard, Principal/Doctoral Student, Point Park University

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