The 21st Century Learning Conference is an annual event in Hong Kong where teachers, staff, and school leaders come together to learn, share and discuss current & emerging topics in education with thought leaders, technology, and learning experts, and their peers. With over 650 attendees from 33 countries, it is the event of choice for a diverse international audience. The event blends together inspirational keynotes, practitioner-led workshop sessions, and fun networking opportunities.
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Saturday, March 9 • 2:45pm - 3:45pm
Design Thinking in the Classroom: Empowering Students Through Inquiry and Creative Practices

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Learn about the empowering capabilities of modeling and teaching the design thinking process and mindsets to your students. Unleash their creativity and confidence to tackle real world problems and improve real world experiences. Design thinking (DT) is an iterative method and a way of thinking that focuses on human-centered design. This solution-thinking method is ideal for project-based learning and STEM projects because it equips students with the toolkit to generate innovative solutions.

Participants in this session will:
  • Learn about the DT process and its mindsets that empower students to become creative, empathetic problem solvers.
  • Learn about real projects where students used the DT method to bring positive change to people and their community.
  • Learn the process of developing a high-quality DT project.

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David Lee

Design Innovation Specialist, Singapore American School
I am currently the elementary Design Innovation Specialist at Singapore American School in Singapore. My responsibility at the school is to facilitate educators in integrating STEM subject areas meaningfully and purposefully into their curriculum to increase learner engagement and... Read More →

Saturday March 9, 2019 2:45pm - 3:45pm GMT+07