Friday, 14 February 2014

Design Thinking Facilitation Workshop

On 12 and 13 Feb, the teachers participated in a workshop by Singapore Polytechnic to learn how to facilitate Design Thinking (DT) with the students. Having gone through some programmes last year, the teachers were more prepared to handle more DT tools such as persona creation and journey mapping. To prototype and gain empathy, the teachers went through what the students will be going through in their Design Thinking workshops later this year. One of the teachers, Raysidah said: "Today's DT workshop has clarified some doubts yet also raised some new questions. Nonetheless,we shall go with the "just try it" attitude!"

Marshmallow Challenge: The team only managed to get the tower standing in the last 10 seconds.

Raimi shares his interview findings with the rest of his team.

With guidance from the SP facilitators, the teachers brainstorm using a 6 step ideation process

Journey mapping exercise

Paul and Xiaohui try their hands on storyboarding

Using story boarding, journey map and role-playing, the teachers gain feedback by testing their ideas with the other participants.

Tuesday, 11 February 2014

A day in the life of a Commonwealth Student

Two teachers, Jacob and Shumin, participated in an empathy exercise this week. They wore the school uniform, went through all classes (including PE) with the students to find out what the student experiences throughout a school day. They have gained much insights through the process.