Design Thinking for Education

Develop knowledge that will serve as a foundation for education leadership.

The suites of short courses serve as Professional Development opportunities for teachers across Australia. They also provide tasters and pathways into Torrens Education courses and to serve the wider community in areas of need.

This is the first subject in our Graduate Certificate of Education with specialisations in Autism, Learning Differences or Mental Health; and Master of Special Education. It would be offered as a standalone subject without any alterations and in line with regular offerings of this subject. Students passing all assessments in this subject would be awarded a Torrens Certificate of Achievement that could be utilized for credit in appropriate Torrens Education courses.

In this short course, students will explore the origins and processes of design thinking, and its use across a range of disciplines and contexts. Students will engage in a design thinking process to identify and plan to address an issue within their own professional context. As a result of this process, students will ultimately arrive at an advanced understanding of their potential roles as innovators and leaders in education.

CRICOS CODE
090293C

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About the School

This course is delivered by Torrens University Australia Ltd, ABN 99 154 937 005, RTO 41343, CRICOS 03389E.

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Workload and Assessment

No. of timetabled hours per week:

It is expected that the subject involves 10 hours of study per week, comprising 3 hours of facilitated study and 7 hours self-directed study.

Typical assessment includes:

Assessments within the short courses in Education vary in submission outcome, including (but not limited to) practical assignments, research projects, presentations and reports.

Subject Information

Design thinking is an approach to innovation that involves identifying ‘problems’ or issues in a particular context, considering those who have a stake in these problems/issues, and designing a range of possible solutions that are then tested and refined in practice. In this subject, students will explore the concepts and processes of design thinking, including the origins of design thinking and its use across a range of disciplines and contexts. Following these general processes, students will then engage in a design thinking process to identify and address an issue within their own professional context. Through this design thinking process, students will engage in reflection and analysis of their professional skills, knowledge, and judgement, and ultimately arrive at an advanced understanding of their roles as innovators and leaders in education.