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ARIE Fund project is bringing Design Thinking and Creative Problem Solving to the college

Christine Boyko-Head is working on a project to incorporate design thinking and creative problem solving in the program quality review process. Christine Boyko-Head is working on a project to incorporate design thinking and creative problem solving in the program quality review process.

Christine Boyko-Head wants to change the way we think about our college.

Boyko-Head is from Mohawk’s Centre for Teaching and Learning and is involved with the program review process at the college. She’s received funding from the Applied Research and Innovation in Education (ARIE) Fund to incorporate design thinking and creative problem solving in the program quality review process. She calls it “Designing4Engagement”.

Design Thinking and Parnes/Osborne Creative Problem Designing4Engagement is an exploration of Design Thinking and Creative Problem Solving to enrich faculty and stakeholder engagement in the post-secondary program quality review process. Program review is a systematic, ongoing process intended to positively impact educational quality within a program and across an institution. Integrating Design Thinking and Creative Problem Solving frameworks into the process aims to increase, enhance and enrich stakeholder participation in and ownership of the development and implementation of innovative actionable opportunities.

This project will be undertaken during Mohawk’s 2015/2016 Program Quality Review and will initiate a research collaboration with the Creative Education Foundation (Scituate, MA) and Creative Problem Solving Institute (SUNY Buffalo).

The project aims to generate added value to the program review process at Mohawk College by providing a dynamic, transferable approach to stakeholder involvement, curriculum design and institutional revitalization, specifically in the curation, management and implementation of program review findings.

For more information about the project, contact Mohawk’s Applied Research and Innovation department, iDeaWORKS at andrea.johnson4@mohawkcollege.ca