But giving my students choice and allowing them to being curious learners was hard work. In fact, sometimes I was still really ineffective at guiding the learning that was taking place in my classroom. I tried many different project-based learning frameworks, embraced the inquiry cycle, and tweaked my own idea of how to structure this type of innovative and creative work.
My research (and trial and error as a teacher) led me to design thinking (most noticeably the work of Stanford d.school and IDEO). It was through design thinking that I found a process and methodology that worked for all kinds of complex problem solving and creative work.
I love this concept!