Convergence Learning Program based on Childhood's Sociopsychological Development and Design Thinking

  • Kim, Sunyoung (Dept. of Environmental Design, Incheon Catholic Univ.)
  • Received : 2020.04.10
  • Accepted : 2020.05.05
  • Published : 2020.06.30


This study inquired about the convergence learning program for childhood based on Erikson's play theory and design education for children's behavior development. I analyzed the convergence learning programs of Summer Camps in the Pacific Science Center, Galileo Learning. The contents of the programs show the most used imaginary and symbolic contents that represent the real-world problems which are related design thinking process. The curriculums and structure of the programs are based on the design thinking method and K-12 theory. The visual thinking method and the applications are used for expressing their creativity and approaching the technical skills easily. The play concept theory is an affirmative way to strengthen the children's psychological and social development. Therefore, the convergence learning program should integrate the design thinking process and apply the play concept theory for supporting and developing the children's behavior.



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