A methodological approach to modelling design led innovation across secondary education : an Australian case study

Wright, Natalie, Wrigley, Cara, & Bucolo, Sam (2013) A methodological approach to modelling design led innovation across secondary education : an Australian case study. In Reitan, Janne Beate, Lloyd, Peter James, Bohemia, Erik, Merete Nielsen, Liv, Digranes, Ingvild, & Lutnæs, Eva (Eds.) Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference for Design Education Researchers (Volume 4), ABM-media, Oslo, Norway, pp. 2212-2229.

Abstract

Incorporating design thinking as a generic capability at a school level is needed to ensure future generations are empowered for business innovation and active citizenship. This paper describes the methodology of an investigation into modelling design led innovation approaches from the business sector to secondary education, as part of a larger study. It builds on a previously discussed research agenda by outlining the scope, significance and limitations of currently available research in this area, examining an action research methodology utilising an Australian design immersion program case study, and discussing implications and future work. It employs a triangulated approach encompassing thematic analysis of qualitative data collection from student focus groups, semi-structured convergent interviews with teachers and facilitators, and student journals. Eventual outcomes will be reviewed and analysed within the framework of a proposed innovation matrix model for educational growth, synthesising principles responding to 21st century student outcomes. It is anticipated this research will inform a successful design led secondary education innovation model, facilitating new engagement frameworks between tertiary and secondary education sectors, as well as providing new insight into the suitability of action research in prototyping social innovation in Australia.

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ID Code: 57625
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: design led innovation, design thinking, seconary and tertiary education, action research
ISBN: 9788293298052
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000) > DESIGN PRACTICE AND MANAGEMENT (120300) > Design Innovation (120302)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000) > DESIGN PRACTICE AND MANAGEMENT (120300) > Design Practice and Management not elsewhere classified (120399)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > EDUCATION SYSTEMS (130100)
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Design
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2013 ABM-media and the Authors
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Deposited On: 25 Feb 2013 04:25
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