Design Cognition: Strategies for Teachers in Practice

  • Michael E. GrubbsEmail author
Part of the Contemporary Issues in Technology Education book series (CITE)


Developing students’ higher-order thinking capability is a fundamental goal of education. Thus, design cognition has been recommended as a viable approach to address this need. Yet, current research findings primarily illustrate how students think, not pedagogical strategies for enhancing students’ design thinking. Thus, the purpose of this chapter is to bridge research and practice, by presenting strategies and heuristics, for instructors, on how to provide feedback through assessments (pre, formative, and summative) and how design challenges can be used to situate students within a context that intentionally and appropriately develops their cognitive abilities.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Baltimore County Public SchoolsTowsonUSA

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