I love this idea. More and more I am interested in incorporating futurist (as in envisioning a better future) into the thinking of our students. Even in our own adult thinking- we so often get bogged down with everything that is wrong with our world instead of trying to imagine/invent/design models/prototypes/systems to better them.From something as simple as the no-spill cup for Parkinson’s patients illustrated in the article, as designing a more inclusive, less misogynist society, thinking outside the proverbial box is as important as ever.
Innovative design crosses over all aspects of education. The American Society for Innovation Design in Education, or ASIDE, seeks to infuse curriculum with new approaches to teaching and thinking. Integrating the design of information into the daily conversation is an essential part of the teacher’s toolkit and the purpose of the ASIDE blog. The underpinning of innovation and educational design is based on looking at the information available and communicating meaning for a world of learners. Thinking like a designer can transform the way children learn. ASIDE’s goal is to bring together as much information, resources and supportive scholarship in one place for teaching and learning.