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Das Beste aus zwei Welten: Die Kombination von Design Thinking und Service Learning


Die Konzepte Design Thinking und Service Learning haben in den letzten Jahren in der akademischen Lehre zunehmend an Bedeutung gewonnen. Die Autoren untersuchen in diesem Artikel die Gemeinsamkeiten und Unterschiede der jeweiligen Zugänge. Während der Schwerpunkt der Service Learning-Aktivitäten darin besteht, intrinsisches Lernen bei den Studierenden zu inspirieren, verfolgt Design Thinking einen rationaleren und systematischeren Ansatz mit dem Ziel, extrinsische Projektergebnisse zu erleichtern. Die Autoren schlagen einen Rahmen für die Kombination der beiden Konzepte vor und argumentieren, dass diese Synthese einen noch größeren Mehrwert schaffen kann.


The authors explore the similarities and differences that characterise the concepts of Design Thinking and Service Learning, the importance of both rising over the last years. Comparing the two concepts, it can be argued that the focus of Service Learning activities is to inspire intrinsic learning within students. Design Thinking, on the other hand, follows a more rational and systematic approach with the aim to facilitate extrinsic project results. The authors propose a framework of linking the two concepts and argue that their combination at the correct steps can add even more value to the beneficiaries of the activities.

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Pferzinger, M., Mesicek, R.H., Bachner, C. (2022). Das Beste aus zwei Welten: Die Kombination von Design Thinking und Service Learning. In: Schmidberger, I., Wippermann, S., Stricker, T., Müller, U. (eds) Design Thinking im Bildungsmanagement. Springer VS, Wiesbaden.

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