Design thinking is a method to define and solve tough challenges. The main focus is on rapid prototype solutions and learning from mistakes. A design thinking curriculum is very helpful for students and teachers in real-world problem-solving. It is a mindset and approach to collaboration, learning, and problem-solving. It is a structured framework for producing potential solutions, refining ideas, testing solutions, identifying problems, and gathering information. Teachers can use it in many ways like develop empathy, insights, and understandings, define a problem as an actionable question, generate and visualize ideas, develop prototypes, and evaluate and test their designed solutions. When teachers teach students design thinking, it helps them develop a growth mindset and important problem-solving, analytical, and spatial thinking skills. Now you would be thinking what are its most important elements? They are process, empathy, teamwork, and collaboration, unlearn and relearn, and creative confidence. The benefits are that it allows you to view a problem from a different way, allows you to delve into a problem to determine its root cause, encourages innovative thinking and creative problem solving, and many more.
The steps of it are to know the needs of students, present student’s needs and problems, challenge assumptions and create ideas, start creating solutions, and finally try your solutions out.