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

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Routledge, Dec 17, 2018 - Education - 216 pages

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.



Authors introduction
Being human in a digital world
Building a pedagogical model for values fluency
Values dilemmas case study approach
A praxis model for digital wellbeing
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About the author (2018)

Fiona C. Chambers is a Senior Lecturer in Sports Studies and Physical Education. She is the current Secretary General of AIESEP (Association Internationale des Écoles Supérieures d’Éducation Physique).

Anne Jones is a Home Economics and SPHE teacher in St Colmans Community College, Midleton, Co. Cork. Anne has previously been seconded to the National Induction Programme for Teachers (NIPT), as the Post-Primary Team Leader and as Regional Manager to the SPHE Support Service in the Republic of Ireland.

Orla Murphy is a University College Cork Lecturer in the Republic of Ireland; the Irish National Coordinator for DARIAH-EU (Digital Research Infrastructures for the Arts and Humanities) a European Research Infrastructure Consortium.

Rachel Sandford is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Sport Exercise and Health Sciences at Loughborough University, UK.

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