Design thinking

How to Mix Design Thinking With Education?

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The K12lab is discovering that Design Thinking is a big opportunity for the kids to be more creative, going beyond tests.

What we found in our initial prototypes -- launching an innovation lab space, creating a design thinking professional development experience, and running student-facing design challenges for middle- and high-school classes -- was that the design thinking process functioned as a kind of oasis for educators, reconnecting them to their creativity and aspirations for helping students develop as deep thinkers and doers, not just as test takers. 

They also show us modes for developing Design Thinking

1. Lead with empathy. 

2. Challenge assumptions. 

3. Make experiments happen. 

4. Share your process. 

As we previously posted, we were year Wisdom 2.0 conference in February. We want to share some of the best moments of the experience and one which we especially enjoyed was that with the amazing Russell Simmons, Hip Hop mogul,  entrepreneur, producer and author amongst other things. 

In the session Russell starts by leading a 5 minute mantra meditation and we encourage you to do it just to see how long, or short, those five minutes feel. Go, do it, and tell us what you felt.

After the meditation Russell talks about his experience with mindfulness meditation and how he is applying the Transcendental Meditation technique with kids in schools in some of the most deprived neighborhoods in Los Angeles.

Hope you enjoy it as much as we did!

(This post comes from our Designing Deeper blog)

(Este post foi retirado do nosso blog Designing Deeper)