CATE PRECONFERENCE - Saturday, June 1, 2019
How Can Design Thinking Inform Teacher Education

In the field of education, design thinking  has witnessed an increase in interest nationally and internationally. We will be considering Design Thinking from a variety of perspectives from university to school contexts, always placing the student at the center and with a view to how Design Thinking can innovate our practice. Please join us and be part of this informative and important dialogue. This preconference may also be of benefit in preparing a submission for the October 2019 Working Conference “Preparing Teachers as Curriculum Designers”.

DATE:  Saturday, June 1, 2019
TIME:   2:00 - 5:00
LOCATION: UBC campus - Room TBA

Pre Conference Format
Part 1:
Presentations by scholars in the area of Design Thinking

Dr. Sharon Friesen, University of Calgary
Dr. Doug Clark, University of Calgary
Dr. Lisa Starr. McGill University
Dr. Sheryl Smith-Gilman. McGill University

Part 2:

Professional Dialogue and Sharing of Successes, Challenges and Application to Teacher Education.
Guiding questions:
How can design thinking inform teacher education programs and program re visioning?
How do we incorporate design thinking processes in our teacher education programs that support teacher candidates in becoming design thinkers?

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