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Applying Design Thinking to the Measurement of Experiential Learning
Activity on the part of an interested group directed toward some particular institutional change.
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Solving Wicked Diversity, Equity, and Inclusive Problems From a Design Thinking Lens
Levester Johnson (Illinois State University, USA) and Yselande Pierre (Florida International University, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-7998-7768-4.ch004
The central question that undergirds this chapter is, “How can practitioners see learning from the student's perspective?” The authors address this question to the extent to which diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) and experiential learning assessment constitute what design thinkers refer to as a wicked problem – a complex problem that benefits from a multiplicity of perspectives. It will take more than just DEI professionals to unravel these complex and interconnected issues. They look at how institutions currently seek to quantify and qualify their students' learning and experiences – proposing how design thinking, particularly the central quality of “empathy” could enhance these efforts.
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Social Action Literacy for Elementary Teachers
Individual or group behavior that involves interaction with other individuals or groups, especially organized action toward social reform.
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Integrating Language Skills, Practices, and Content in Equitable TESOL Lesson Planning
Teachers and students engaging in individual and collective social action towards more just practices and policies that result from language learning and critical analysis.
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Social Software and Web 2.0: Their Sociological Foundations and Implications
Social action is a key term in action sociology. Its founder was the German sociologist Max Weber, who defined social action as behaviour that takes into account and gives meaning to the behaviours of others. It is action that is oriented on the actions of others
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