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Towards a formal assessment of design literacy: analyzing K-12 students' stance towards inquiry

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Towards a formal assessment of design literacy : analyzing K-12 students' stance towards inquiry. / Christensen, Kasper Skov; Hjorth, Mikkel; Iversen, Ole Sejer; Blikstein, Paulo.

In: Design Studies, Vol. 46, No. September, 08.06.2016, p. 125-151.

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title = "Towards a formal assessment of design literacy: analyzing K-12 students' stance towards inquiry",
abstract = "We present a tool for quantitative assessment of K-12 students' stance towards inquiry as an important part of students' development of design literacy. On a basis of design thinking literature, we position designerly stance towards inquiry as a prerequisite for engaging with wicked problems. The Design Literacy (DeL) assessment tool contains design of a qualitative survey question, a coding scheme for assessing aspects of a designerly stance towards inquiry, and a description of how, we have validated the results through a large-scale survey administration in K-12 education. Our DeL tool is meant to provide educators, leaders, and policy makers with strong arguments for introducing design literacy in K-12 schools, which, we posit, function within in an age of measurement.",
author = "Christensen, {Kasper Skov} and Mikkel Hjorth and Iversen, {Ole Sejer} and Paulo Blikstein",
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journal = "Design Studies",
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