Project Description

Design Futures

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


The DESIGN FUTURES project contributes to the development of 21st-century skills, such as critical thinking, problem-solving, interpersonal skills, entrepreneurial initiatives, media and information literacy, and more. The project is aimed 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 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 offers 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 schools
  • An impact evaluation of the methods tested

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

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