design thinking workshops

DESIGN THINKING FOR SOCIAL CHANGE WORKSHOP

The world we live will need our young people to increasingly apply their knowledge through higher order skills, rigorous evidence-based conversations and utilize and apply processes such as design thinking in order to have a running start for the jobs and challenges of tomorrow.

Design thinking is a creative human-centered methodology that fosters critical thinking, collaboration and enables exploration of complex issues to identify problems/issues in order to create innovative and usable new solutions.

Our workshop builds young change makers who learn the principles and processes of design thinking, feel empowered to take their ideas to action and ultimately test their ideas and prototypes in the real world.

Our workshop delivery is fast-paced and highly interactive and takes students through a meaning-making experience.They work with their peers, think critically, improve verbal, written and visual communication skills and by the end of the day create new and holistic ideas for the real world that can be tested and refined.

Students:

– explore deeply an issue they are passionate about

– use empathy mapping to develop an in-depth understanding of the people affected by the issue

– research, analyse, refine and define the problem they seek to solve

– generate new ideas

– develop a tangible prototype to road-test in the real world

Our workshops can also feature a Q&A session with a community leader or social entrepreneur that has influenced change. Please tick this box on the form if you would like to have a guest speaker as part of your workshop. 

What year levels does the workshop suit?

  • Upper primary (years 5 and 6)
    • content designed to meet the requirements of the Australian Curriculum, Digital Technologies
    • perfect for IB PYP areas: How we express ourselves, How the world works and How we organize ourselves.
    • Suits primary school leadership and student representation programs that are project focussed.
  • Secondary ( years 7-12) 
    • content designed to meet the requirements of the Australian Curriculum, Digital Technologies
    • Suits student voice, leadership, student representative and project-based learning programs.

How many students? 

Our one-day workshop is flexible and works well with a year group of up to 90 or smaller group up to 50.

Our workshop is fast-paced, highly interactive and loads of fun. The more we understand about what you are trying to achieve with your programs for young people, the more we can adapt our workshop and theme’s of the day to your needs.

Do you deliver on-site?

Yes, our one-day intensive workshop is delivered as an incursion on-site at your school. We only require a room to accommodate your students comfortably, AV facilities and wall space as many of the elements young people will do for the day is reflected throughout the day.

How do I book a workshop? 

Email: charuni@edii.com.au.