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Nagai, Y., Shimogoori, A., Ariga, M., & Georgiev, G. (2019). Future Learning and Design Creativity Competency. Proceedings of the Design Society: International Conference on Engineering Design, 1(1), 499-508. doi:10.1017/dsi.2019.54

Future learning and design creativity competency

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Author: Nagai, Yukari1; Shimogoori, Akio2; Ariga, Minatsu1;
Organizations: 1Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (JAIST), Japan
2National Institute of Technology, Hakodate College, Japan
3University of Oulu, Finland
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Version: published version
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Language: English
Published: Design Society, 2019
Publish Date: 2019-10-18


In this study, we discuss a structure for developing the skills and competencies required by the learning framework of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) for future education. Given the broad range of skills and the numerous competencies required to meet the demands of future society, the proposed wider and higher-level framework is based on STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and design, and mathematics) and addresses the limitations of conventional computational thinking by tackling some of the skills and competencies. This is done by proposing the enrichment of STEAM educational approach with art thinking, which may be defined as a creative human-centred discovery process. To explore such enrichment, we conducted a workshop on art thinking. The motivation of the workshop was to explore whether art thinking can overcome some of the limitations of computational thinking regarding future education in the OECD learning framework. We discuss STEAM as focusing on design creativity competency, and we outline the development of educational activities such as workshops to promote competencies in the perspective of OECD framework.

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Series: Proceedings of the Design Society. International Conference on Engineering Design
ISSN: 2220-4334
ISSN-E: 2220-4334
ISSN-L: 2220-4334
Pages: 499 - 508
DOI: 10.1017/dsi.2019.54
Host publication: Proceedings of the Design Society: International Conference on Engineering Design
Conference: 22nd International Conference on Engineering Design (ICED19), 05-08 August, Delft, The Netherlands
Type of Publication: A4 Article in conference proceedings
Field of Science: 222 Other engineering and technologies
520 Other social sciences
616 Other humanities
Copyright information: © The Author(s) 2019. This is an Open Access article, distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives licence (, which permits non-commercial re-use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is unaltered and is properly cited. The written permission of Cambridge University Press must be obtained for commercial re-use or in order to create a derivative work.