Abstract

The issue of education for migrant children has become highlighted in urbanized transformation of Shanghai. The difficulties reflect on the following aspects: the part of education for migrant children is counted out of public educational system; when growing up, migrant children have to come back to their original hometowns to attend the matriculation test in which the contents are distinguishing from what they’ve learned in Shanghai; because of migration, it is difficult for this group of children to be engaged into social life of Shanghai. Hence new methods of the education for migrant children are supposed to be considered. This research aimed at cultivating migrant children’s design thinking through methods of service design, which involved D- STEAM, holistic view and stakeholders. The design process and four design prototypes are presented in this paper. After testing, the prototypes obtained positive comments but also suggestions for improvement, which demonstrated that service design is an effective way to improve the quality of preschool education for migrant children in kindergarten of Shanghai.

Keywords:

service design, migrant children, preschool education, educational transformation

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Redesigning Migrant Children’s Education Through Service Design in Shanghai

The issue of education for migrant children has become highlighted in urbanized transformation of Shanghai. The difficulties reflect on the following aspects: the part of education for migrant children is counted out of public educational system; when growing up, migrant children have to come back to their original hometowns to attend the matriculation test in which the contents are distinguishing from what they’ve learned in Shanghai; because of migration, it is difficult for this group of children to be engaged into social life of Shanghai. Hence new methods of the education for migrant children are supposed to be considered. This research aimed at cultivating migrant children’s design thinking through methods of service design, which involved D- STEAM, holistic view and stakeholders. The design process and four design prototypes are presented in this paper. After testing, the prototypes obtained positive comments but also suggestions for improvement, which demonstrated that service design is an effective way to improve the quality of preschool education for migrant children in kindergarten of Shanghai.

 

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