Design Thinking for Educators
Amongst the most crucial tasks of teaching staff in the 21st Century is to encourage creativity and innovation amongst their students. Design Thinking is both an ideology and a process, concerned with solving complex problems in a highly user-centric way; it begins with understanding your audience and developing solutions or ideas based on what they need, rather than what you want to create. For educators, this perspective can help students develop critical thinking and creativity skills they can foster for years to come. This particular two day program is designed to familiarize faculty members and teaching staff with the concept and five phases of design thinking and how it can be used in their teaching. Participants will be provided with techniques, toolkits and examples that will enable them to successfully implement the design thinking process in their classrooms.
Faculty members and teaching staff wanting to integrate and implement design thinking within their classroom; as well as staff working in teaching and learning centers