“Design thinking brings the International Baccalaureate’s mission – to develop inquiring, knowledgeable, and caring young people who create new ideas to solve real-world issues – to life. ”
Design thinking is used to enhance the learning experience and outcomes among children. This kind of thinking involves a fluid, interactive, and dynamic approach to solving problems. Young children especially are masters of imagination and intuition. They have not been exposed to stereotypes and corrupted knowledge that tends to kill creativity in adults. In fact, it is easy to incorporate design thinking into their natural way of learning. Young learners tend to be creative and are also inquisitive. In a learning environment, they will ask questions that are beyond their level of thinking.
- Help students achieve that elusive “Wow – I made that” moment.
The upcoming year students will be venturing into creating new technology to make agriculture more efficient, sustainable, and environmentally friendly working with vertical growing techniques and establishing a creative greenhouse with inspiration from Disney’s Living with the Land greenhouse. The Innovation Lab contains a variety of technology and equipment where students will be getting hands-on experience working with woods and other materials such as resin to develop products based on the needs of consumers in Hangzhou.
The students are currently working on a sustainability project where they are demonstrating through recycled materials and design how animals are directly affected through pollution for Ocean Conservancy Month. Stay tuned to see these fantastic multi-dimensional projects when they’re completed this month.