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Article published in the “European Journal of Education”

The scholarly article “Design thinking in pedagogy: Frameworks and Uses” written by Professor Ineta Luka from Turiba University, Latvia has been published in the European Journal of Education, Volume 54, Issue 4, Special Issue: Design Learning for Innovation.

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The Special Issue of the Journal published in 2019 is devoted to researches on design thinking.

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The article by Prof. Ineta Luka “Design thinking in pedagogy: Frameworks and uses” focusses on the theme of our project and its outputs. The article introduces readers with the changing employability and skills patterns nowadays, analyses the skills forecasts. The Context analysis provides information on the “Culture and Languages” project – its aim, stages, main concepts and outputs. The Theoretical Framework presents design thinking – characteristics of design thinking, design thinking models, design thinking tools and their application. Subsequent sections introduce the project course piloting results obtained from the students’ survey wherein they evaluate the learning platform, the course methodologies and tools, the development of their 21st century skills. Finally, the author provides certain implications for future studies as well as for policy makes.

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Prof. Ineta Luka

Turiba University


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