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Appropriating Design Thinking for ‘Good’ Lesson Design – Opportunities and Challenges for University Lecturers

Event Description: Teaching and learning practices are rapidly evolving, making it critical for university lecturers to develop capacities for lesson design. Amidst these volatile circumstances, it is often wondered if there are better ways of designing ‘good’ learning experiences. Design Thinking is gaining traction in educational institutions as an approach for creative problem-solving and it is suggested that Design Thinking can provide fresh approaches for better educational design.

This session juxtaposes Design Thinking processes against traditional lesson design processes, and explores the challenges and tensions arising from a more ‘designerly’ approach to lesson design. Drawing from her research conducted in South-East Asia and New Zealand, the speaker presents plausible ways for lecturers to apply Design Thinking as part of lesson planning, and how they could develop the competencies and dispositions to be strong design thinkers.

Event Poster

Speaker: Dr Joyce Koh
Associate Professor,
University of Otago, NZ

Brief Background of Speaker: Dr Joyce Koh is an Associate Professor at the Higher Education Development Centre of the University of Otago in New Zealand. Prior to her current appointment, she was an Associate Professor at the National Institute of Education of the Nanyang Technological University in Singapore, and has also worked in instructional design and consulting positions in private and public sectors.

She researches in the areas of design thinking in education, teacher professional development in educational technology, and higher education educational technology development. She has published more than 50 peer-reviewed journal articles in SSCI-listed journals and currently serves as a Senior Associate Editor of the Asia Pacific Education Researcher.

Date: 10 Dec 2021 (Friday)

Time: 12:45 pm – 1:45 pm

Format (online): Zoom

Target Audience: CUHK teachers

Medium of Instruction: English

Registration: https://webapp.itsc.cuhk.edu.hk/ras/restricted/event?id=55791


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