Extending Design Thinking with Emerging Digital Technologies

01 September 2022 → 31 August 2025
European funding: framework programme
Research disciplines
  • Engineering and technology
    • Materials science and engineering not elsewhere classified
Other information
Project description

Design thinking is a key component of project-based learning. As a paedagogical approach, it can be progressive and conducive to transformative learning as part of a human-centred problem-solving approach. In this context, the EU-funded Exten.D.T.2 project will use emerging technologies to enhance paedagogical value, sustainable digitisation and the potential for wide deployment of design thinking. Specifically, it will use design-based research to support paedagogical transformation based on established home-grown expressive digital media enhanced by AI, augmented reality, 3D printing and scanning as well as virtual robotics. The project’s overall aim is to inspire teachers to roll out design thinking projects in their classrooms addressing core societal challenges and create spaces for reflective discourse and risk-taking around them.

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