Overarching Study Question
If you could reconstruct your high school learning experiences to be design-centered,
what would that look like?
The purpose of the Design Learning Challenge is to gain insight into the hearts and minds of college design students today. The goal is to gather feedback and input on recent learning experiences to serve as fodder for two design high schools as they refine their curriculum models. Each participant will develop and submit a Design Learning Integration Plan via an Action Research process with How Humans Learn in mind.
Each Design Learning Integration Plan submitted (regardless of award) will be showcased on this website, subsequently recognized via links to stakeholder websites, and represented at the NOCCA Design Day Event and the IDSA 2011 International Conference in New Orleans, September 14 to 17.
Notes of Interest
Attendees (design students, educators, and practitioners) of the 2011 IDSA Midwest District Conference were invited to make a difference by participating in the Design Learning Challenge Workshop. During the Design Learning Challenge Workshop, students actively collaborated with practitioners to collectively brainstorm, explore, and reflect on viable ideas and concepts in support of upcoming changes at two "real" design-centered high schools. The high schools are in the process of submitting grant proposals to the National Endowment for the Arts.
These design and learning integration efforts are linked to IDSA National's ongoing Teaching Design to K-12 Initiative and inspired by a DIY Learning Human-Centered Action Research Study that was presented at the IDSA 2010 International Conference and Education Symposium.
For more information and guidance, please contact Doris Wells-Papanek, M.Ed., IDSA, email@example.com.
New Content as of August 6, 2011
Three Summary Sentences Due no later than August 8th! Make your first introduction to the Jurors a good one!
Step 7: Instructional Flow Suggestion as described on Cognitive Engagement
One item added to Contextual Storytelling section: 1.c). Assessment Rubric now posted.
The Design Learning Challenge featured in Summer 2011 IDSA Innovation Journal: Design is to Doing as Learning is to Thinking
Visit evolving project website established for NOCCA Design Day: Learn, Think, Do event
The Design Learning Challenge jury panel has been identified. A great collection of minds, eager to see your work!
Winners to be announced at IDSA National Conference on Wednesday, September 15th, 2011
Highlights of all participant videos to be shared at conference presentation, as well as at the NOCCA event