Design thinking as a model for student inquiry and agency (On Demand)


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60 minutes

Presented by:

Toni Westcott

  • $25.00 excl. GST


Design thinking is a method to solve problems or challenges. The method encourages risk-taking, creativity, and flexibility in the process (Spencer, 2019).
Join Toni as she takes a deep dive into the Design Thinking model and unpacks the ‘how’ and ‘why’. Toni will also provide practical examples of how this looks in primary and intermediate classrooms. She will also discuss how this works for online/distance learning.
Toni will also be discussing how this would work in an online/distance learning context as well.

What you'll learn

  • Understand what the design thinking model is
  • Learn how to use and adapt to suit your students and classroom
  • Use the design thinking model to enhance student agency, creativity and problem solving 

Target audience

Teachers of years 1-9 who are looking to implement a design thinking model or a student-driven approach to inquiry.

Featured review

Toni is an amazing facilitator. She is extremely well organised and the material she shares is always practical. Her delivery is amazing. I have been involved in a lot of PLD in my 26 years of teaching and she would be by far one of the best facilitators I have experienced.

Deputy Principal, Whanganui


Toni Westcott

Originally broadcast on

11 May 2020

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