Education by Design
Date: Monday, 14 May 2012
Venue: Seminar Room 1.1,School of Accountancy, SMU, 60 Stamford Road, Singapore 178900
Event Partner: SoCH in Action
About the Session
"Values in Action" is a Ministry of Education programmes which puts greater emphasis in schools on the inculcation of values to create a holistic education system for Singapore children. And SoCh in Action has been instrumental in doing that since 2010 in Singapore; through an international programme called Design for Change. The innovative program encourages children to design and lead the change in their community for a better future.
This session features Ashoka Fellow Kiran Bir Sethi, who is the inspiration behind this international movement. Kiran will share her experience and ideas on creative and innovative education, demonstrating how her school uses field based education to emphasize on real world learning. The questions she asks are, "What is the future of education?" or "What is the education for the future"?Our sharing sessions with people shapes the education system in Singapore will provide a mind opening experience to understand how Kiran incorporates design thinking process in education. Watch her inspiring TED talk : Kiran teaches kids to take charge
About the Speaker
Kiran is a designer who became a teacher; a principal who grew into an education reformer, and subsequently morphed into a social entrepreneur . She is also the pioneer of aProCh –which stands for “A Protagonist in every Child”.
In 2009 Kiran also started Design for Change School Challenge, which is now the world's largest change movement by children . She has recently been chosen as one of 12 Thought Leaders of the World – an Innovation Knight for the i4P (Innovation for Peace) Society, New York.