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Learning Design SIG webinar on exploring the value of Design Thinking for higher education

29 April @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm AEST

Singapore 10am | Auckland 2pm | Other time zones

Design Thinking approaches have informed creative and participatory decision making, problem identification and solution design in corporate, creative and community contexts since the late 1950s. Recent research and practice has explored the application of design thinking in the context of learning and curriculum design in higher education.  In this session with Susie Macfarlane and Jane Kiddell you will explore some definitions and principles, share experiences using Design Thinking and Co-design mindsets, processes and toolsets, and consider the next steps for applying this approach to your own practice.

Jane Kiddell is Lecturer, Learning Futures, in the Learning Innovations (Health) team at Deakin University. She has been digressing at the boundaries of education and learning technology for more than 20 years. Jane thrives on working together with academics, learners and colleagues to co-create authentic, inclusive learning experiences and strategic projects using human centred & design thinking approaches.

Susie Macfarlane (Associate Professor, Learning Futures) leads the Learning Innovations team in the Faculty of Health at Deakin University. Susie’s research and practice focus on promoting the agency and unleashing the creativity of students and educators in higher education, and her strategic leadership is informed by her background as a psychologist and educator, and her studies in design, computing, systems thinking and participatory leadership.

Jane and Susie co-lead the Co-design+Design Thinking Community of Practice at Deakin University.

You will find the session login link below!



29 April
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm AEST


Blackboard Collaborate
Brisbane, QLD 5000 Australia


Learning Design SIG
Institutional Members