In the world of dynamics constantly changing, the education sector is no exception. Newer and smarter ways of learning are causing disruptions to traditional learning conventions. Today, Design Thinking has been adopted by many educational institutions to facilitate learning between students and educators. We strongly feel that educators can apply Design Thinking in their field of work to benefit the educators as well as to provide a better learning experience that taps the potential of young minds. We have taken Design Thinking to esteemed academic institutions across India. In autonomous institutions, it has been added as 2-Credit Course & Anna University of Tamil Nadu has recognized the course as a Value-Added Course for affiliated institutions.
Learning to Empathize: How can you learn to empathize with students to understand them better? How can you put yourselves in students' shoes to learn their aspirations and interest?
Storytelling: How to use the art of Storytelling to the benefit of students? An enriching content laced with a story always invokes an interest in receipents.
Cultivating Frictional forces: How do you cultivate frictional forces within your students’ to unleash positivity and generate flow of ideas thus making their learning more enriching and insightful?
Positive Deviance: How could you see patterns and anti-patterns amongst the students' behavior to derive meaningful insights? Do you observe outliers among them & how can you use the concept of positive deviance to solve the right problem.
Dr.M.Usha, Principal, Sona College of Technology, Salem
How can you learn to empathize with students to understand them better? How can you put yourselves in students' shoes to learn their aspirations and interest?
R. Devanathan, Professor MEC, Jeppiaar Institute of Technology
Design the Thinking workshop is an eye opening experience for me to look my goal at different perspective. School of Design Thinking created a great impact in my life. As a researcher, I started approaching the research problems at different perspective and as a faculty,now my approach towards the students is much easier
Regis X, Professor MEC, Loyala-ICAM college of engineering and technology
The cool ambience ,the people and the sessions evoked positive energy.This workshop made me discern that every problem has a potential solution when we change our thought patterns.
Niharika Bansal , 2nd year, Computer Science Dept, SRM University.
My biggest takeaway from the session is that now I have a better understanding on how to analyze a situation better. I am able to develop the empathy quotient.I have understood that every idea can be great so we need to broaden our thinking and explore new avenues