Design Thinking (DT) and Maker Education (ME) are fairly new approaches that aim to equip students with skills for the 21st century. As DT and ME both involve a design process, these might be combined. To guide design processes that aim to combine DT and ME in early education, we review 28 formal and non-formal educational practices aimed at children 8 to 14 years old that have incorporated DT or ME over the past 10 years. We analyse their qualities in terms of their Objectives, Learning Activities, the Teacher's Role, and Assessment Activities. From our findings, we develop an overview that showcases the connections between these qualities within the selected practices. We found that not all components were aligned well. Therefore, we outline the DT and ME Curriculum Blueprint, a tool aimed to support reflection on the alignment between these components in the development of DT and ME practices in early education.
|Title of host publication||Proceedings of 5th FabLearn Europe / MakeEd Conference 2021|
|Publisher||Association for Computing Machinery, Inc|
|Publication status||Published - 2 Jun 2021|
|Event||5th International Conference on Computing, Design and Making in Education, FabLearn Europe / MakeEd 2021 - Virtual, Online, Switzerland|
Duration: 2 Jun 2021 → 3 Jun 2021
|Name||ACM International Conference Proceeding Series|
|Conference||5th International Conference on Computing, Design and Making in Education, FabLearn Europe / MakeEd 2021|
|Period||2/06/21 → 3/06/21|
Bibliographical noteFunding Information:
This work is part of the DESIGN FUTURES project and has been partially funded by the Erasmus+ programme of the European Union under the Project ID: 2019-1-NL01-KA201-060353.
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- Curriculum development
- Design Thinking
- Maker Education
- Narrative review