This topic applies a Design-Thinking approach to the development and evaluation of programs or services for a targeted group of children or young people. Participants in this topic will engage with this approach to design a tailored program for selected students within their own site or educational context. Because students and their educational settings are diverse, the human-centred nature of design-thinking enables the development of bespoke solutions to the problem of how to most effectively meet their needs. Evaluation is inbuilt within this approach, so students will consider not only the design of a program but also its evaluation. Critical review of and reflection on the research literature will enable deep understanding of the nature of Design-thinking and its application to a range of educational contexts.
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