Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item:

Title: Monsters, fear and fun. Bringing creative methodologies into the higher education classroom to study children and childhood
Authors: Costa, Rosalina
Roque, B.
Carreira, V.
Editors: Domenech, J.
Merello, P.
de la Poza, E.
Keywords: Childhood
Creative methods
Design Thinking
Qualitative design
Issue Date: 2021
Publisher: Editorial Universitat Politècnica de València
Citation: COSTA, Rosalina Pisco, Roque, B., & Carreira, V. (2021). Monsters, fear and fun. Bringing creative methodologies into the higher education classroom to study children and childhood. In J. Domenech, P. Merello, & E. de la Poza (Eds.). 7th International Conference on Higher Education Advances (HEAd’21) (pp. 1187-1194). Valencia: Editorial Universitat Politècnica de València. DOI: (ISSN: 2603-5871. ISBN: 978-84-9048-975-8 (print version))
Abstract: This paper addresses the methodology of Design Thinking and its applicability as a creative methodology when teaching and learning Sociology of Childhood in a higher education context. Students were asked to develop an exercise in order to expand and deepen the theoretical and conceptual knowledge discussed in theoretical classes. Active and creative methodologies were specifically and purposefully designed to develop the ability to think critically about the problems presented, stimulating debate and sociological imagination. Inspired by the Mindshake Design Thinking Model Evolution 6², practical classes were organized and oriented towards specific techniques, namely the “Inspiration Board”, “Intent Statement” and “Insight Clustering”, following, respectively, the phases of exploration, data collection and analysis and interpretation of results. Illustration is given through the development of a research itinerary committed to think, discuss and creatively research the meanings of the “dark” and “darkness” of the night for children. Incorporating Design Thinking in the teaching and learning process in the field of social sciences, namely when researching children and childhood from a sociological perspective, proved to be a both fruitful and engaging tool both for teachers and students.
Type: article
Appears in Collections:CICS.NOVA - Artigos em Livros de Actas/Proceedings
SOC - Artigos em Livros de Actas/Proceedings

Files in This Item:

File Description SizeFormat
CreativeMethods_HEAd21_CostaRoqCarr2021.pdf402.26 kBAdobe PDFView/Open
FacebookTwitterDeliciousLinkedInDiggGoogle BookmarksMySpaceOrkut
Formato BibTex mendeley Endnote Logotipo do DeGóis 

Items in DSpace are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.


Dspace Dspace
DSpace Software, version 1.6.2 Copyright © 2002-2008 MIT and Hewlett-Packard - Feedback
UEvora B-On Curriculum DeGois