Project Description

Design Futures

Project’s partners:
TU/E, Designathon Works, Stimmuli, All Grow, Aristothelio College.

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DESIGN FUTURES is a European design-project funded by Erasmus +.

The DESIGN FUTURES project aims at enhancing the capacities of school teachers in competence-based education by developing and delivering teaching and learning modules that will enable them to embed highly innovative pedagogies of Design Thinking and Maker Education in school curricula. These methodologies contribute to the development of 21st-century skills, such as critical thinking, problem-solving, interpersonal skills, entrepreneurial initiative, media and information literacy, and more. These pedagogies offer an interactive, open-ended, student-driven, multidisciplinary experience that enhances the development of diverse skills, knowledge, and ways of thinking.

The main outcomes of the project are:

  • The design of a student curriculum based on design thinking and maker education that offer a variety of activities under different school subjects and disciplines
  • The arrangement of a training course for teachers coming from different schools in Europe and the dissemination of the training materials in five different languages
  • The implementation of the student curriculum at school
  • The impact evaluation of the methods tested

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