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Friday, November 20, 2015

US Teachers Present on Design Thinking at 2015 Symposium on Scholarship of Teaching & Learning

Gustavo and Karina just returned from the 2015 Symposium on Scholarship of Teaching & Learning at Mount Royal University in Banff, Alberta, Canada. This conference aims to gather teachers and scholars to develop teaching and learning research. Gustavo and Karina’s presentation was entitled, “Design Thinking: A Novel Inquiry-Based Pedagogy to Problem-Solving in the 21st Century.” They shared the research that they’ve been doing for the past two years through their Senior Spring Project Mini-Course in which students worked on two problems: deforestation in the Dominican Republic and Haiti, and resource management in the Sarstun region of Guatemala. Students also interned at a locally-based NGO with ties to those communities which allowed the students to be involved in the solution-making phase of the processes.

-Katrina Fuller

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