Design Thinking in STEM Education: A Review

May Alashwal


Design thinking plays an important role in grooming creative and innovative ideas. Design and design thinking are attributed as vital traits in STEM education. Design ability is important in shaping students’ mindsets for future challenges and advancements in technology. STEM education will strengthen learning and will help to foster creativity, critical thinking, design thinking ability, problem solving and innovative skills. In this research, we try to focus on different factors and theories regarding design thinking and role of STEM education in inducing design thinking and innovative ideas. Design is not confined to just few academic and professional subjects. Design thinking ability helps in about each and every discipline of life. In this review, different research studies and their findings regarding importance of design thinking in STEM education have been explained.

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