Design Learning Serves as Foundation to Improve Formal Education: The Brookings Institution

Educators and education leaders should focus less on translating knowledge and more on the processes of entrepreneurial learning and creativity, according to a Sept. 14 Brookings Institution article on the imperative for design learning.

The authors cited Philadelphia University’s Nexus Learning as a notable example of design learning.

“Over the past ten years, design thinking has gained prominence as a means to target the discovery of unmet business opportunities in the formulation of consumer solutions,” they wrote. “In the past five to six years design thinking has also been applied to education as a means to teach problem finding, solution building, and iteration. … Building on design thinking, we believe that design learning will come to serve as a foundation to improving formal education.”

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