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Design thinking is a human-centered approach to innovation, especially anchored in generating creative ideas. More than that is about believing we can make a difference, stimulate innovation and have an intentional process to get to new, relevant solutions that create positive impact.

Design Thinking for the Greater Good

Course summary

Porto, Portugal

6 days

Erasmus+ KA1

480€

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

More than that is about believing we can make a difference, stimulate innovation and have an intentional process 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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Pricing Details

Our pricing policy follows the official regulations on transparent costs.

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

Course fee: 480 euros per participant (6-day course).

Includes:

  • Learning Together’s Welcome Kit;
  • A Daily Program designed by our trainers;
  • Welcome Dinner to meet your new colleagues;
  • Daily Coffee Break;
  • Logistic, organizational and administrative support from headquarters;
  • Daily assistance and on-call support throughout the whole week.
  • Daily assistance and suggestions (restaurants, sightseeing, hospitals…) – we also have a section on our website dedicated to Discovering Porto (eating, sleeping, sightseeing suggestions) that we always recommend our participants to check out.
  • Target Audience
    This course is designed for a wide range of educational professionals including teachers, trainers, educational and career counsellors, school psychologists, headmasters, school administrators, and staff across primary, lower-secondary, and secondary schools. It also caters to professionals in training centers, adult education schools, higher education institutions, and NGOs.
  • Additional Info
    Please note that the course may have participants from various school levels and English proficiency.
    Course Language: English

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 carry out projects with confidence, obtaining better benefits from their 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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