Design thinking in medical education: the key features and practical application

JOHN SANDARS, Poh-Sun Goh

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    Abstract

    Design thinking is a process that applies both creativity and innovation to iteratively develop and implement a new product. The design thinking process also enhances design thinking skills that are essential for personal and professional life in a complex world. Healthcare is increasingly being faced with complex problems and the education of current and future doctors in design thinking is an important curricular challenge for all medical educators. Medical educators will need to enhance their own design thinking skills to enable them to effectively respond to this challenge.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)1-5
    JournalJournal of Medical Education and Curricular Development
    Early online date4 Jun 2020
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 4 Sep 2020

    Keywords

    • Medical Education
    • creativity
    • curriculum development
    • design based research
    • design thinking
    • educational design research
    • innovation
    • medical research

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