Design Thinking for Digital Well-being: Theory and Practice for Educators

1st Edition

Fiona C. Chambers, Anne Jones, Orla Murphy, Rachel Sandford

Routledge
January 4, 2019 Forthcoming
Textbook - 216 Pages - 80 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781138578074 - CAT# Y382882

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Summary

Design Thinking for Digital Well-being empowers teacher educators/student teachers to teach pupils how to critically embrace technology in their lives. It provides a pedagogical framework for teaching young people to flourish in a digital society and enjoy digital well-being. In so doing, it establishes the need for digital literacy, digital fluency and values fluency within the education system as a whole. With a unique focus on empathy-centric design thinking, and using a case study informed educational model of technological, pedagogical and content knowledge (TPACK), this expert guide:

• Explores the challenges that pupils (and teachers) face balancing their digital lives

• Supports the ‘wired generation’ in navigating the cyber sphere and understanding how their data are used

• Acknowledges the necessity of supporting the digital well-being of pupils (and teachers) to create a healthy and successful learning environment

• Promotes the effective use of technology to enhance teaching and learning

• Aids professionals in ensuring pupils enjoy digital literacy, digital fluency, values fluency and safety online

Design Thinking for Digital Well-being deals with the core concepts of digital literacy, digital fluency and values fluency that are essential for anyone in the teaching profession. It is a source of support and guidance for all those involved in exploring the challenges of using technology to promote digital well-being.

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