Tuesday, 22 March 2016

Design Thinking Workshop for Schools

From 14 Mar to 17 Mar, Commonwealth Secondary School, in collaboration with Principal's Academy, hosted Dr Maureen Carroll from Stanford University to conduct courses on design thinking to educators in Singapore. The introductory workshop and application workshop was well-received, with about 200 participants per day. Our school then hosted the workshop for W7 teachers and school leaders to gain in-depth knowledge and skills on facilitating design thinking. We even had the opportunity to test out our facilitation plan with the students. In all, it was an exciting and enriching experience for all participants.
Ideation session during the Introductory workshop

Educators discussing their ideas during the introductory workshop

Monday, 22 February 2016

Secondary 2 Design Thinking Challenge 2016

This year, the Secondary 2 students embarked on the challenge to re-design the classroom to meet the needs of their teachers. As the user was their subject teacher, the students were excited to interview them to find out their needs and what problems they encounter in their classrooms. It was an enlightening experience for the students to empathise with their teachers. The students also had the opportunity to brainstorm and prototype their ideas. After each group took turns to present their ideas, get feedback and the class picked the best idea to prototype in their classrooms. We look forward to the results of their ideas!
Students interviewing their teacher, Mr Aidil
Prototyping in Progress