2. Standardized tests do not test design thinking. U.S. teachers and schools are evaluated based on the standardized test scores achieved by their students. Thus they teach to the tests.
Here’s a challenge: Create multiple-choice questions that test design thinking.
I think that the problem is two-folded: first, when certain thinking skills are missed or ignored for conscious or unconscious reasons; second, when all the thinking skills are there but they function is the wrong order. Analysis of information and judgment has cost the world a fortune. A clear example is what happened in Iraq following analysis of the CIA information and the black and white decision taken by the former USA president. The whole world needs to learn thinking skills, especially perceptual, exploratory, realistic, lateral, creative, design, value and operational thinking and try to integrate them with the excellent but handicapped thinking that we have inherited since the time of Greek philosophers I mean the logical, analytical and judgmental thinking modes. I think that not only design thinking needs to be added to university and school curricula, but all the de Bono thinking skills.