Advancing the Mindset of Design Thinking in Secondary and Post-Secondary Business Education
Little is known about the use of design thinking in business education. This descriptive, quantitative study was situated in a theoretical framework of social constructivism and experiential learning, and sought to discover to what extent secondary and post-secondary business educators are implementing design thinking. Secondary teachers are embedding design thinking into information technology and entrepreneurship courses, and post-secondary instructors are embedding design thinking into management, general business, and information technology courses. Lack of knowledge is the main reason business educators do not use design thinking. Business educators confirmed that reflection is essential to the design thinking process, and class discussion was the instructional approach most used to foster reflection. It is likely that business school faculty have not been exposed to designers in either their corporate careers or their own business school education, and need to learn the design thinking mindset, tools, and pedagogies in order to implement them into business courses.
Business; College of Adult and Professional Studies; Graduate School
The CTE Journal
Wickam, Molly; Finley, Lacey; and Saeger, Karla, "Advancing the Mindset of Design Thinking in Secondary and Post-Secondary Business Education" (2022). Graduate School Faculty Publications. 31.