Wow, where have I been?
It’s been quite a while.
I’d like to talk to you about something not enough people talk about in education.
That something is called “Design Literacy”.
Now I don’t define this term as detecting trends in fashion or what’s hot in tech industry. Design Literacy is very different.
Finding a problem and finding ways to solutions through innovation, designing and building.
This applies to non-profits, all the way to engineering.
The problem is that no one talks about it in schools. We just do what we’re told, have lunch and do the same thing again for the first 13 years of school.
I can assure that if a school decided to have autonomous design challenges for there students. Students will be more successful than not doing so.
Life is such a mystery. There will always be things we will not know for sure but we can try out best to understand them as much as we possibly can.
If life is like this, then schools are misleading students by giving them concrete tasks, saying you can know everything. You must play it safe.
I don’t have a step by step guide but it’s something worth thinking about.