Emerging Leaders Summit | Design thinking

designI’m getting ready for my session at the Emerging Leaders’ Summit tomorrow [15-16 June 2013]. Using and adapting the fabulous design thinking resources developed at Stanford, I’ll be using an empathy-driven process to think about what learning spaces might look like.

If we are really interested in putting students’ – and teachers’ – strengths and needs at the heart of how we design curriculum, how do we seek to understand their views?

As a wee taster, I’ve been exploring this RSA Animate video – ‘the Power of Outrospection’ – that has brought Roman Krznaric’s writing to life to explain how we can help drive social change by stepping outside ourselves:

Really looking forward to the session where I’ll be working alongside some passionate school leaders to go mad with fast prototyping, stickies and colourful construction as we walk a mile in our students’ shoes.

Check out my previous post on student voice, too, that captures key ideas about meaningful engagement with the people in our schools who really matter..

[Image credit: CC guidosportaal]

4 responses to “Emerging Leaders Summit | Design thinking

  1. Hi Karen, I absolutely adored your session at ELS today. Thank you so much for sharing your MAGIC so brilliantly.
    Helen King


  2. karenmelhuishspencer

    Thanks for stopping by and for your lovely comment, Helen:) Glad you enjoyed it, especially as it was the edge of the old comfort zone!:) Hope the rest of the weekend went really well for you.


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