Two Days of Design Thinking to Rewrite the Future of Education
“The Community Foundation of Agrigento and Trapani facilitated a co-design event held in Espinho, Portugal, on October 16 and 17, within the scope of the Empatise project. This initiative highlighted the importance of innovative methods such as design thinking in education.
Design Thinking in Co-design
During the event, design thinking played a key role. This methodology centers on empathy to deeply understand the end-users, in this case, students and teachers. It involves a clear definition of the problem, creative ideation of solutions, prototyping, and testing prototypes. This interactive and collaborative process guided participants in creating tools and methods for effective and inclusive education.
The initiative is part of the project “EMPowering schools’ Action fostering Teachers’ Innovation, Empathy & Support within the Educational community” (Project No. 2022-1-IT02-KA220-SCH-000089811), selected and co-financed by the Erasmus+ program of the European Commission through the National Agency Indire Erasmus+ Indire within the framework of Key Action 2 Cooperation partnerships in school education.
The co-design event in Espinho was a platform for ideas and collaboration. Sara Ripellino, one of the participants, brought unique experiences and innovative perspectives. Let’s read about her experience.