The ability to think creatively and constructively is a learned skill.
Design thinking is not normally associated with the world of education, but it does have a place I believe. It is a way to find solutions to problems and issues that sometimes are relatively hard to define, but exist nonetheless. It is not analytical, but ambiguous, social and on occasion quite opaque.
However, when applied properly and when the ‘a-ha moment‘ is reached, it can be extremely potent (think creation of the iPad, for example).
Click on the image below for an example of how a school might use this method for increasing parental engagement and school communications. What other uses can you think of within the context of where you work or study?