In D&T, students learn through iterative design-and-make projects guided by the design process. As students immerse in the design process, they will acquire related knowledge and develop skills to turn ideas into reality and inculcate values of mindfulness, empathy and sensitivity.
In Design Thinking, students learn to identify complex community challenges, understand the needs of the user, and then work individually or in a team to prototype innovative solutions that meet those needs. In the process of solving these problems, students will be cultivating 21st century competencies – skills like civic literacy, global awareness and cross-cultural skills, critical and inventive thinking, and communication, collaboration and information and skills. This is in line with the SGS’s vision of developing students to be “Compassionate leaders, Critical thinkers.”
Finalist in the 2018 Design Thinking & Innovation Boot Camp competition organised by Nanyang Polytechnic.