Share Paper: The Design Document as a Strategy for Making Design Thinking Visible: Innovating Practice and Embedding Technology

  1. Dawn Hathaway, George Mason University, United States
  2. Priscilla Norton, George Mason University, United States
Thursday, March 21 3:00-3:30 PM Sunset 4

Abstract: Today’s teachers are challenged to be innovators, to craft learning opportunities and instructional practices incorporating technology(ies) appropriate for 21st century learning. Team ISTE (2018) has highlighted teachers as designers, echoing the literature calling for a kind of practice different from but complementary to teachers’ long-standing doing practice - design practice. Teachers’ doing practice is reflected in and supported by lesson planning, but no framework exists that reflects and scaffolds design practice. There is a need for an alternative that structures teachers’ design practice and makes design practice visible as a shareable instance of thoughtful innovation. The authors propose creating design ...