Event Title

Understanding the Effect of Design Education on Students' Outlooks of the Future

Session Number

T08

Advisor(s)

Erin Huizenga, Till School

Location

A-135

Start Date

28-4-2016 8:25 AM

End Date

28-4-2016 8:50 AM

Disciplines

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Abstract

Design is the practice of creating a solution to enhance a situation. The design process promotes interdisciplinary thinking to encourage greater innovation, which suggests that undergoing the design thinking process will motivate students to participate in their community. The purpose of this study is to determine if design education has a significant positive effect on student motivation to succeed and participate in their community. A survey addressing students' engagement, motivation, and beliefs will be conducted on 18 15-18 year old students of the Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy. Participants were split into two groups: 9 students who have received a design education and 9 students who have not. Preliminary results suggest that design education does help improve the way in which students reach out to others in the community. Findings will help education systems to determine the importance of including design into its curriculum, which may change how schools teach community outreach.


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Apr 28th, 8:25 AM Apr 28th, 8:50 AM

Understanding the Effect of Design Education on Students' Outlooks of the Future

A-135

Design is the practice of creating a solution to enhance a situation. The design process promotes interdisciplinary thinking to encourage greater innovation, which suggests that undergoing the design thinking process will motivate students to participate in their community. The purpose of this study is to determine if design education has a significant positive effect on student motivation to succeed and participate in their community. A survey addressing students' engagement, motivation, and beliefs will be conducted on 18 15-18 year old students of the Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy. Participants were split into two groups: 9 students who have received a design education and 9 students who have not. Preliminary results suggest that design education does help improve the way in which students reach out to others in the community. Findings will help education systems to determine the importance of including design into its curriculum, which may change how schools teach community outreach.