The world is ever-changing and the landscape of education requires learners to be problem solvers, collaborators and engage in challenging issues. Prepping learners for an exam is not what this session is about. Instead, we will explore how to take a ‘prescribed’ curriculum and turn it upside down to create meaningful learning experiences. We will use the key elements of DESIGN Thinking and connect them to project-based learning.
Ideally, this process will work extremely with teachers from different content areas. These different viewpoints all have great contributions and collectively can practice what is being taught. The session will be highly interactive and require participation and a bit of ‘out of the box thinking.’
At the end of the session, you will have experienced Design Thinking and be given some takeaways that incorporate these elements with Project-Based Learning so that you can apply them to your own practice.
After this taster session, you may decide that you want to go further with this practice and the teacher will be open to schedule subsequent sessions.
Anyone is welcome to engage with this course. One does not have to be a teacher as the skills here will have an application to a lot of different settings.