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Teaching Kids Design Thinking, So They Can Solve The World's Biggest Problems | Co.Design: business + innovation + design

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THE NEXT GENERATION WILL NEED TO BE MORE AND MORE COMFORTABLE WITH PROBLEMS OF DIZZYING COMPLEXITY. AND DESIGN THINKING CAN TEACH THEM THAT.

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You cannot solve a problem with the same mind that created it. ? Albert Einstein

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The test scores are out again. And once again, American kids aren't doing so well.

You can choose any of the international standardized tests and on average, American children will always be stuck in the middle, compared with their peers in other countries. Leading the pack in test scores are the students in Scandinavian countries, China, Japan, South Korea, and Singapore, with American students always trailing behind. And every time a new batch of test scores are published, you can hear the tapping of keyboards as various authorities opine about the dire state of the American education system.

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