Design Thinking in School, Curiosity at Work

Radiocasts | January 19, 2017 by Bonnie D. Graham

The buzz: “It is a miracle that curiosity survives formal education.” (Albert Einstein)

Curiosity is celebrated in young children, but is too often squelched by the school system and job world.

Now, youthful curiosity – in the mature form of empathetic, critical thinking – is increasingly demanded of employees to help their organizations break the status quo and drive innovation.

The challenge: How can we prepare students to retain and develop their curiosity into valued workforce capabilities?

The solution: Introduce Design Thinking in the classroom.

But at what age? Can it become a college major?

The experts speak.

Linnea Garrett, ChiTech: “Think left and think right, think low and think high. Oh, the thinks you can think up if only you try.” (Dr. Seuss)

Kerry Ann Williams, Compete 360: “There’s a way to do it better…find it.” (Thomas A. Edison)

Andrea Anderson, SAP: “The world needs dreamers and the world needs doers. But above all, the world needs dreamers who do.” (Sarah Ban Breathnach)

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