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Schools are expanding the application of design thinking

Design thinking, defined in the article as “both a process and a mindset, a way of solving problems and of seeing the world,” has been used in the business world for years and is increasingly affecting education. The five steps of designing thinking — empathize, define, ideate, prototype, and test – create a clear pathway to innovation. When used with students, it helps develop empathy and creativity, experts say. It also makes education more relevant to some students because they see how their efforts can impact the world.

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