Design Thinking is a new and creative approach to solving problems and developing human-centric solutions. In education, it has a great potential to be used as pedagogy and methodology of creating learning experiences. When it is used as a part of the curriculum it enables educators to nurture mindset and attitude in students with child-centered teaching through character and skills development facilitating self-learning.
This Half-day workshop on Design Thinking for Educators will take you through the process to create innovative teaching-learning materials (teaching aids) for your subjects keeping student's context in mind. It will throw light on developing activities for hands-on experiential teaching with the Design Thinking process using 'constructivism' as a learning theory. Lastly, it will also talk about how Design Thinking can bring change in an individual student when used as a part of the curriculum.
Who should attend: School Teachers, Principals, Curriculum Developers, Educational Content/ Activities Developers, Life-skills, Value Educators, Social-Emotional Learning Educators, School Counsellors.
This workshop will be facilitated by MakeShift - Design Thinking consulting which offers 'firsts-of-it's-kind' design-led educational experiences to nurture innovation mindset and creative culture in organizations. The session will be facilitated by the founders of MakeShift - Sharwari, and Ruchira who have been working in the education and innovation ecosystem in India for the last 5 years.
Sharwari Kulkarni - MA Education (TISS, Mumbai), MTech (VIT), BE (Pune), Experiential Educator
Experienced in Innovation, Tinkering and Entrepreneurship programs. Sharwari was a part of leading makerspaces and first few Maker cum Innovation programs in the country where she designed and managed national level student innovation programs including 1000+ participants, 100+ mentors and facilitators, courses and innovation boot camps with top MNC and start-up ecosystem of Mumbai and Bangalore. She Specializes in Innovation Program Design and Management, Project Mentoring, Education Psychology, Teaching-Learning Materials Design, Project-based Learning and Experiential Education.
Experienced facilitator for Design Thinking, Empathy and Compassion for the last 5 years. She is the resource person of Design Thinking at US Consulate, Mumbai. Ruchira has 7 years of experience in Hands-on Science and Space Education. Guest speaker at US Consulate, Mumbai, National Television DD Sahyadri on Design Thinking. Participated in the educational design program 2019 at TISS, Mumbai. She co-conceptualised a national level program Dream On, India - India's first co-authored book by children of India capturing their dreams. Published science and article writer in leading newspapers (Mumbai Mirror and Loksatta).