Re-Designing Education: a Workshop with Prof. Punya Mishra, Kibbutzim College, July 10th 2019, 10:30-13:00
Educational organizations are complex social systems with multiple stakeholders involved in defining their goals, functions and processes. These systems face challenges that are fraught with ambiguity and complexity and vary based on their specific contexts.
We use an intentional, collaborative, open-ended design process that starts with learning deeply about what matters to stakeholders. This new form of professional learning for educators and leaders is an iterative process that gives control of change and innovation to those closest to the challenges. We value action guided by empathy, diverse perspectives and experimentation.
This workshop will introduce participants to the design approach of the Office of Scholarship and Innovation Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College Arizona State University, and in particular the Community Design Labs. We will then break into teams and conduct a series of rapid design thinking exercises, which will help us identify and articulate key challenges that we face in our institutions. These will be followed by brainstorming exercises aimed at generating initial ideas for possible solutions to these challenges. We will conclude with a reflective discussion on the process and its outcomes.