Share Paper: Design for Learning: Enhancing Participation in Learning through Design Thinking

  1. Teemu Leinonen, Aalto University, Finland
  2. Eva Durall, Aalto University, Spain
  3. Kai Kuikkaniemi, Helsinki Institute for Information Technology, Finland
  4. Teemu Mikkonen, University of Tampere, Finland
  5. Matti Nelimarkka, Helsinki Institute for Information Technology, Finland
  6. Antti Syvänen, University of Tampere, Finland
  7. Tarmo Toikkanen, Aalto University, Finland
Thursday, June 26 2:45 PM-3:45 PM B1097

Abstract: The symposium presents design thinking as an alternative approach to conduct research and develop ICT-based participatory tools for learning in a variety of settings. The integration of ICT in teaching and learning, as well as its support to participatory practices, is defined as a wicked problem that can be best approached through the adoption of a design mindset. In this regard, this symposium presents 4 papers that explore ways to use design thinking and ICT in three different levels: (1) education policy-making, (2) facilitating participation in education (3) design of tools and methods that foster reflection about teaching and learning. ...