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LCR is part of the overall University of Calgary re-entry strategy. We are working to restore some essential services as quickly as possible in a way that is safe for you - our users- and our staff and in the context of the overall campus re-entry plan. We will continue to offer our suite of online services and will also be expanding access to online books and resources. Virtual service hours today: 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM. 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM. Physical locations remain closed. You can return your books to the exterior book drop on the East side of the TFDL. More information on the Covid 19 page.

Education - Design Thinking

Design Thinking and the Humanities

Although Design Thinking seems to have a natural link to STEM courses, it is also very useful in the Humanities.  Deeper thinking and problem-solving in Social Studies and English can challenge students to go beyond a typical question-answer sequence. Think of provocative picture books like "The Arrival" by Shaun Tan.  Can this depiction of the immigrant experience lead to interesting ideas that would make this transition easier?  Start with an "empathetic" conversation about particular events in this book and how could this event be a better experience for the immigrant. 

Picture books and novels can present real world problems that students identify with and are motivated to solve, or at least creatively problem identify.

Non-fiction social studies materials could also challenge students to re-write history through Design Thinking prototypes.

Art is often a natural artifact of Design Thinking and this process can be integrated well into the planning.

Included on this page are current websites that focus on including Design Thinking and Making into the Humanities.

Doucette Resources

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