Design thinking and civics education: A collaborative and creative approach to empowering young change-makers with the Creative Citizen Project

Willhemina E. Wahlin, Cymbeline Buhler

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Abstract

The Creative Citizen Project is a pilot research study that aims to creatively engage young people in impactful civic participation in their local community. In this presentation, we discussed some of the findings of this pilot program, particularly from the perspective of design as a tool for promoting social engagement among young people as citizens and democratic agents. We explain the research aims, the Creative Citizen pedagogical model that informed the pilot workshop program, and in particular, focus on how the collaboration of Design Thinking with Civics and Citizenship education supported the participants to develop and utilise empathy, uniting political knowledge with problem-solving skills to encourage what we have called critical creativity.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 11 Nov 2020
EventFourteenth International Conference on Design Principles and Practices - Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, United States
Duration: 11 Nov 202013 Nov 2020
Conference number: 14
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Conference

ConferenceFourteenth International Conference on Design Principles and Practices
Abbreviated titleAdvocacy in Design: Engagement, committment and action
CountryUnited States
CityBrooklyn
Period11/11/2013/11/20
OtherConference moved to November 11-13 from March 16-18. Dates changed on event record.
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