The educator utilizes design thinking and perspective-taking skills to engage students in 21st century global problem solving, where students construct, test, implement, and present a solution to a current world problem.
Student can research and request approval to choose their own world problem on which they will focus.
According to Ellen Galinsky, President and co-founder of the Families and Work Institute (FWI), students in the 21st century must master perspective taking to succeed in the 21st century. With the rise of social media and the shrinking world of communication, perspective taking is an essential skill that students need to understand the “why” and “how” of a person’s actions, reasoning, and rationale. Developing students’ understandings of global problems beyond their everyday lives can help them begin to build a global perspective of the world around them. Design thinking promotes empathy for and problem solving of global problems.
Using design-thinking principles from the IDEO Center at Stanford University, the study discusses applications of design thinking to innovate around the world.
Through research, this book outlines seven essential skills 21st century students need to succeed. The book provides research, methods, and implementation steps that educators, parents, and stakeholders can implement.
A series of references explaining the rationale for why we need to teach world problems.
Parents prefer seeing actual samples of their children’s work instead of traditional reporting methods.
Provides students opportunities to go through the process of design thinking.
A worksheet any educator can use as a formative assessment tool to measure students’ understanding of the design-thinking process.
An introduction to anyone who may have never heard of or used the design-thinking method in their classroom.
A current resource for global problems around the world.
Another current resource with presentations and information about global issues affecting the world.
Project-based learning (PBL) will motivate students to engage, research, and learn. PBL should be the centerpiece of pedagogy when teaching students.
An up-to-date, current events page hosted by the UN about global problems affecting people.
Following are the items you must submit to earn this micro-credential and the criteria by which they will be evaluated. To earn the micro-credential, you must receive a passing evaluation for Parts 1 and 3, and a rating of "Applying" or better for Part 2.
Completes the questions through a choice of solutions. The educator may collaborate with students to complete the questions. (200-word limit)
To earn this micro-credential, please submit three or more artifacts demonstrating the student learning impact. The artifacts may include global problem solutions. Solutions may include presentations, public service announcements, blogs, prototypes, interviews, completed design-thinking worksheets, etc.
The educator and student/s complete the questions through a choice of solutions. The educator may collaborate with students to complete the questions. (200-word limit)
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