Design Thinking for the Greater Good

Course summary

Porto, Portugal

6-day Course

Erasmus+ KA1

Design thinking is a human-centered approach to innovation, especially anchored generating creative ideas.

More than that, is about believing we can make a difference, to stimulate innovation and having an intentional process in order to get to new, relevant solutions that create positive impact.

It is a creative process that helps design meaningful solutions in the classroom, at school and in the community.

Design Thinking will give you trust in your creative abilities. 

It’s a process for transforming difficult challenges into opportunities for design!

This course strives to help participants improve mental flexibility, intuition and the ability to improvise in order to better adapt themselves to the current dynamic environment.


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Course Duration and Costs

All costs can be supported with a KA grant under the Erasmus+ programme.

For a 6-day course, Learning Together charges 580 euros per participant (A+B).

For our 6-day course, the course fee is 480 EUR per participant, for tuition and materials (6-day course x 80,00 EUR per day). This can be covered with the course fee that you receive with your KA1 grant: 80 EUR / day / person.


The course fee for our 2022 courses has been adjusted to meet the new KA1 grant budget (Erasmus+ Programme 2021-2027). Before, sending organisations received 70€/day/person for course fees. Now, the new KA1 grant provides 80€/day/person.

Payment of 100 EUR per participant (total amount).

This fee also includes our social program, which you can see below.


In the previous Erasmus+ programme, each educational organisation also received 350 EUR per participant for organisational support. Learning Together only charged 150 EUR for administration and organisation costs (local organisation and logistics, pedagogical support activities, learning validation, certification and Europass Mobility validation). With the new programme, the organisational support fees are now a standard 100 EUR per person – however, they can vary according project type (job-sadowing, long-term,…). 

  • Cultural Heritage day: Guided visit to the city of Porto;
  • Hop On & Hop Off Tour Bus;
  • Visit to” Ribeira” and 6 Bridges River Cruise;
  • Visit to the Port Wine Cellars & Wine Tasting Experience.

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Course Objetives

This course goal is to provide teachers with the know-how and the self-esteem to incorporate this stimulating creativeness into their curriculum and school environment, unlocking creativity – both in themselves and in young people.


Learning outcomes:


  • Describe the design thinking process;

  • Promote a culture of creativity;

  • Teach participants creativity processes, demonstrate creative confidence and a positive growth mindset;

  • Support participants in developing their natural creativity, by acquiring new competencies;

  • Support participants in practising skills in order to improve their self-confidence and their profile as educators;

  • Show participants how to create opportunities and to carry out projects with confidence, obtaining better benefits from their own knowledge and potential;

  • Apply design thinking methods to real-world problems;

  • Share best practices and peer experiences;

  • Improve communication skills in English.

Daily Program*

  • Welcome dinner,icebreaking
  • Meet & greet, networking – participants and staff
  • Week briefing & planning
  • Introduction and entrepreneurship concepts
  • Introduction to design thinking concepts
  • Innovation as a systematic strategy for addressing important corporate and/or social problems
  • New times, new challenges
  • Entrepreneurial culture
  • Design Thinking Skills, Mindset and Principles
  • Practical group work and exercises 
  • Creativity and innovation: promotion tools and techniques
  • Innovation challenge – sketching, conceptualization and early development
  • Creating a unique and viable value proposition that is linked with key markets
  • The creation of a growth path or a growth platform
  • Practical group work and exercises 
  • Business Models & Plans
  • Strategic analysis & formulation
  • Learn the fundamentals of design thinking methods
  • To address challenges, use both critical thinking and design thinking at the same time
  • Apply design thinking concepts to day-to-day tasks
  • Practical group work and exercises
  • Design Thinking Approach in Stages Resources (human, financial and material)
  • Design Thinking Techniques
  • General Design Thinking Practices
  • Adopt and Adapt
  • Practical group work & exercises
  • Design Thinking education in the classroom
  • Future cooperation and planning follow up activities (discussion)
  • Course roundup & review
  • Learning outcomes’ validation
  • Certification Ceremony
*This schedule/ program describes likely activities but may differ based on the trainer's discretion and objectives.

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