Faculty of Education

Faculty of Education
Faculty of Education

Problem Framing Protocols: A Workshop on Framing Design Problems as a Group 

Problem Framing Protocols Thursday April 11
9:00-3:00 pm 
Mitchell Hall 

Register: reever@queensu.ca

Dr. Vanessa Svihla (University of New Mexico) and Dr. Brian Gravel (Tufts University) will lead a full-day workshop on design approaches that assist groups in framing design problems. Whilst efficient problem solving is commonplace, deliberate effort put into framing problems results in better and more innovative solutions. Drs. Svihla and Gravel will guide small self-organized groups through a suite of design protocols they have developed; these protocols help teams identify diverse stakeholder concerns and assist groups in moving towards potential solutions. Expected topics of interest include (but are not limited to): Makerspaces in schools; School/University research partnerships; Support of student self-regulation in classrooms at all levels (Note: other topics may be added through consultation with the organizers). This full-day workshop is sponsored and organized by members of the Mathematics, Science and Technology Education Group (MSTE) and will be held in the LinQ Lab at the Dunin-Deshpande Queen’s Innovation Centre (DDQIC) in Mitchell Hall. The day will begin with a presentation by Dr. Jim McLellan the academic director of the DDQIC. Dr. McLellan will provide an introduction to the new facilities and the programs available at Mitchell Hall. Lunch will be provided from 11:30 to 12:30.