Design Thinking in Schools: I need your problems

If you could solve one problem facing education what would it be? Take whatever comes to mind first or take a moment to ponder, then subject your problem to “the 5 Whys”. Here is an example. Problem: There is not enough time for teachers to do their job properly Why do teachers not get their […]

Design Thinking in Schools: Teaching to the middle!?

Have a comfy drive to work today? There is a story all designers should know about the US air force during the space race. In short, as test pilots were being put into rockets they were crashing… a lot! Initially the seat was designed for the average pilot and pilots were selected who fitted the […]

Design Thinking in Schools: Shadow a Student

Empathy and understanding the ‘what is’ forms the essential starting point of innovation and underpins design thinking. So what better way to get started in schools than to shadow a student. Check out the¬†shadow a student website, which is aiming to get school leaders living a day in the life of a student. Sign up […]

Design Thinking in Schools: Which personas are in your school?

Students are categorised by grades, level of need, progress from starting points and in some cases background or ethnicity. There are other categories some teachers might wish to use too. Could we use very different characteristics to provide the best learning opportunities for all children? Clearly I am not busy enough being head of maths […]