Educators use design to turn students into problem-solvers

04/5/2013 | Edutopia.org

A growing number of K-12 educators nationwide are adopting design thinking as a way to teach students how to solve problems, writes journalist Suzi Boss. In this blog post, she writes about an assignment in a Portland, Ore., school in which students were asked to design their own shoes. To start, students questioned the public and experts about shoe design, and then pitched their designs to a panel of experts.

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