The theme in 2018 his year’s was again Design-Thinking for Social Change. The event, held at Ansal School of Design on Friday, 2nd November and Saturday, 3rd November, 2018, witnessed wide scale participation from over 180 delegates from across the nation. Fifteen schools presented out-of-box innovative Design-Thinking projects and were peer-evaluated based on the rubrics provided to them.
On November 1, 2018, a number of leading educationists from India and abroad met at the Ansal School of Design to form a cohort of visionaries in the field of technology and design in education. This Think-Tank was a signature event to launch the fifth edition of the Educational Technology Summit.
Witnessing the grand success of the last three Educational Technology Summits in New Delhi and owing to the great demand of last year’s theme, this year’s theme was the same as last year’s- Design-Thinking for Social Change. The event, held at WWF-India on Saturday, December 16th, witnessed wide scale participation from over 150 delegates from across the nation. 13 schools presented out-of-box innovative Design-Thinking projects and were peer-evaluated based on the rubrics provided to them. The students were required to judge the projects basis these design thinking elements (empathy, idea, prototype, story- telling, teamwork, etc.), innovation, impact / potential and creativity.
In 2016, the primary focus of the Summit was to give students an understanding of the design-thinking cycle, through a practical programme. The participating students were encouraged to solve real-world authentic problems by innovative design thinking. They documented their progress, as they followed the design cycle, to arrive at a feasible solution. They then implemented the solution; and evaluated it, following thorough testing.
Design thinking relies on our ability to be intuitive, to recognize patterns, to construct ideas that have emotional meaning as well as functionality, to express ourselves in media other than words or symbols. We need students to think about real and authentic challenges in the world today. We need them to think about the challenges that we face as individuals and society as a whole; also global challenges of health, poverty and education. The students have to be encouraged to think of developing new strategies that result in differences that matter. This workshop provides tools for visualisation and applying design-thinking methodology to specific challenges. Teaching students empathy during the process helps identify these challenges.
The Boot Camp at The Ardee School, New Friends Colony was attended by 25 schools in Delhi NCR. The energy that the students and their accompanying staff displayed while communicating, collaborating, negotiating, coming up with the Problem Statement...
Mayo College, Ajmer opened its majestic spaces for the conduct of the Summit and the Design-Thinking Boot Camp on 12-13 April 2018. More than 100 students from the region brainstormed and discussed problems facing the community and the world...
On 8-9 February 2018, more than 200 students and teachers participated in the Summit and Boot Camp organised at Greenberry World School, Lucknow for the Ed Tech Summit, Central India Chapter.
“We loved the transparent, democratic nature of the whole activity, the space it gave to students to recognise that their opinion mattered and that they were architects of the flow of events. The event itself brought out creativity, demanded rigour and was a challenge to higher order thinking. Your team really deserves applause for the smooth organisation and for bringing together so many schools from across the country in this fascinating area.“
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"Thanks a lot MAHATTATTVA team for giving the students an opportunity to work closely with the underprivileged and work using technology for them with empathy and from heart. It is such a wonderful endeavour in which students work every year from heart and learn a lot."
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