Broadening horizons : an emerging research agenda modelling design led innovation across secondary education
Wright, Natalie, Wrigley, Cara, & Bucolo, Sam (2012) Broadening horizons : an emerging research agenda modelling design led innovation across secondary education. In Bohemia, Erik, Liedtka, Jeanne, & Rieple, Alison (Eds.) Leading Innovation through Design : Proceedings of the DMI 2012 International Research Conference, DMI, Boston, MA, pp. 523-529.
A re-examination of design education at all levels is needed to ensure global economic competitiveness and social and environmental sustainment. This paper presents an emerging research agenda modelling design led innovation approaches from the business sector to secondary education curriculum. To do this, a review of literature is provided and current knowledge gaps surrounding design education are detailed. A regional secondary school design immersion program is outlined as a future research case study using action research. A framework and recommendations for developing and delivering pedagogical approaches for 21st century skill outcomes in secondary education are briefly introduced and future research objectives are overviewed and discussed.
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