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This is a one-day forum with panel discussions and workshop activities to enable educators understand the value of design thinking to students, teachers and school administrators.


The forum will kick off with a keynote address on the ever increasing importance of a human-centred education in the digital world. The morning panel will feature international experts sharing how design thinking can - as a pedagogy, a process and a way of thinking - empower and motivate learning, facilitate the development of essential 21st century skills, create new solutions to the school administration system and build a collaborative culture.

The afternoon will feature case studies panels for primary and secondary school educators. Speakers will share their experiences in applying and integrating design thinking in the curriculum, the value, outcome and impact on both students and teachers. Participants will learn the dos and don'ts in the design thinking application journey.

In addition to the case study panels, there will be four workshops in the afternoon:

  • Design thinking 101for novices who are interested in a taste of design thinking>
  • Let's throw a STEAM party!for participants to learn how to integrate design thinking in STEM education to maximize the learning outcome and impact
  • Project-Based LearningMade Easyfor participants to learn how to integrate design thinking in general and liberal studies
  • Bring your passion back to teaching for participants to understand how design thinking can bring the joy back to teaching


For more information about the forum, visit the website.

Dec 13, 2019

9:30 AM - 5 PM

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Hong Kong Convention And Exhibition Centre
Hall3CDE
Harbour Road 1

Hong Kong Island, Hong Kong

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Agenda

  • Morning Plenary
    9:30 AM - 10:45 AMWelcome and Opening Keynote
    Address from Prof Eric Yim,
    Chairman, Hong Kong Design Centre

    Opening Keynote
    Human-Centred Education in a Digital World
    With the digital revolution, it has become increasingly important to nurture a future ready generation with the essential soft skills. Mr Culatta will share how design thinking could be integrated into the STEM education curriculum and its pedagogy to develop the most important 21st century skills. He will also share some interesting cases of schools demonstrating good practices of integrating design thinking with STEM education.

    Eric Yim

    Chairman at Hong Kong Design Centre/Design Council of Hong Kong

    Richard Culatta

    CEO of International Society for Technology Education

    Steve Lawrence

    Founder and Managing Director of Headfirst Group Limited

    10:45 AM - 11:45 AMPanel Discussion
    From Teacher-Centred to Student-Centred Learning

    International trends show a shift from the traditional teacher-centred approach to a student-centred one. What exactly is student-centred learning? Why is student-centred important? How could teachers make the classroom more student-centred? International and local experts will share how design thinking can help deliver a student-centred learning and more importantly the benefits to both students and educators.

    Kaleb Rashad

    Director of Creative Leadership at High Tech High Graduate School of Education

    Ilona Taimela

    Education Consultant at Helsinki Education Consulting Group

    Ada Wong

    Director/Supervisor of Ednovators/HKICC Lee Shau Kee School of Creativity

    Jeff Sze

    Political Assistant at Secretary for Education, Hong Kong SAR Government

    11:45 AM - 1:45 PMLunch break
    Afternoon Panels and Workshops Chancellor 1
    1:45 PM - 3:15 PMCase Study Sharing:Primary School
    Speakers will share their experiences in applying and integrating design thinking in the curriculum, the value, outcome and impact on both students and teachers. Participants will learn the dos and don’ts in the design thinking application journey.

    Joyce Chung

    Principal at Catholic Mission School

    Christine Greenberg

    Principal at Prep & Primary, The Harbour School

    Paula Kwan

    Director of Hong Kong Centre for the Development of Educational Leadership, Chinese University of Hong Kong

    Lai-man Poon

    Visual Arts Head at Munsang College Primary School

    3:30 PM - 5 PMCase Study Sharing: Secondary School
    Speakers will share their experiences in applying and integrating design thinking in the curriculum, the value, outcome and impact on both students and teachers. Participants will learn the dos and don’ts in the design thinking application journey.

    Catherine K K Chan

    Professor of Practice at Faculty of Education, University of Hong Kong

    Tim Parker

    Head of Product Design & Engineering at ESF Island School

    Henry Siu

    Head of Assessment and IT in Edu Committee at Good Hope School

    Ilona Taimela

    Education Consultant at Helsinki Education Consulting Group

    Afternoon Panels and Workshops Chancellor 2
    1:45 PM - 3:15 PMDesign Thinking 101 (full)
    In an ever changing and complex world, how do we better equip students today for the challenges of tomorrow? How do we ensure what we teach and what our students learn today will be sufficient for the future?

    Come join us for a 90 minutes, hands-on, activity-based Design Thinking workshop to learn about how you can use the Design Thinking Process and Human-Centred Design to create solutions for The Future of Education!

    Design For HK will demonstrate new models for thinking, working and collaborating using Design Thinking. You’ll be surprised at what you can do and just how easy it is to be more creative!

    No previous experience in Design Thinking is required. Register now and co-create a better future of education!

    Samson Ng

    Co-Founder of Design for HK

    Henry Tam

    Co-Founder of Design for HK

    3:30 PM - 5 PMProject Based Learning Made Easy (full)
    Think it's impossible to implement project- based learning in a local school setting?
    Great news. It's not only possible, but actually quite easy. In this engaging, hands-on workshop, you will learn from experts how to design a project-based lesson or experience that engages your students, connects them to the real world, and also covers your academic standards and skill.

    Alfie Chung

    Project Associate at Hong Kong Polytechnic University Jockey Club Design Institute for Social Innovation

    Kyle Wagner

    Project-Based Learning Expert and Founder of Transform Educational Consulting

    Afternoon Panels and Workshops Chancellor 3
    1:45 PM - 3:15 PMLet’s throw a STEAM party!
    When students lost their interest and motivation to learn, can you turn a traditional lesson into a fun party to engage them in the joy of learning again? In this workshop, teachers are invited to help each other to design a learning party for their students on a difficult concept or knowledge they always feel frustrated about. Teachers will be guided to apply the design thinking process to gamify learning, develop, prototype and test ideas for any games or any other kind of activities that can be included in an innovative learning party.

    • Experience lesson planning immersively with the design thinking process.
    • Prototype with art and craft materials.
    • Inspire each other about how STEAM can be taught with unplugged activities.
    • Learn how to integrate other low-cost technology to reinvent learning.

    Center Law

    Senior EdTech Product Manager at Outblaze & Dalton Learning Lab

    Regina Lee

    Digital Art Instructor at Outblaze & Dalton Learning Lab

    3:30 PM - 5 PMBring Your Passion Back to Teaching!
    As education professionals, it's easy to get drawn into the many requirements of our jobs and forget about why we got into education in the first place. When the learning objectives of the students, administrative forms overtake your passion for education and impact, fatigue and frustration can creep in, and work-life and life drift apart. What would it take to bring passion back to work? There is a movement called "Bringing one's whole self to work". During this workshop, we will do as much personal development as we will do professional development, connecting the teacher's passion, interest, or just curiosity at the centre of the learning experience. Educators will role-play and make props to prototype the experience of a different type of meaningful learning.

    Cesar Jung-Harada

    Founder and Director of MakerBay

    Maria Lok Yee Li

    Education director and programme manager of MakerBay

Speakers

  • Eric Yim (Chairman at Hong Kong Design Centre/Design Council of Hong Kong)

    Eric Yim

    Chairman at Hong Kong Design Centre/Design Council of Hong Kong

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  • Catherine K K Chan (Professor of Practice at Faculty of Education, University of Hong Kong)

    Catherine K K Chan

    Professor of Practice at Faculty of Education, University of Hong Kong

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  • Alfie Chung (Project Associate at Hong Kong Polytechnic University Jockey Club Design Institute for Social Innovation)

    Alfie Chung

    Project Associate at Hong Kong Polytechnic University Jockey Club Design Institute for Social Innovation

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  • Joyce Chung (Principal at Catholic Mission School)

    Joyce Chung

    Principal at Catholic Mission School

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  • Richard Culatta (CEO of International Society for Technology Education)

    Richard Culatta

    CEO of International Society for Technology Education

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  • Christine Greenberg (Principal at Prep & Primary, The Harbour School)

    Christine Greenberg

    Principal at Prep & Primary, The Harbour School

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  • Cesar Jung-Harada (Founder and Director of MakerBay)

    Cesar Jung-Harada

    Founder and Director of MakerBay

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  • Paula Kwan (Director of Hong Kong Centre for the Development of Educational Leadership, Chinese University of Hong Kong)

    Paula Kwan

    Director of Hong Kong Centre for the Development of Educational Leadership, Chinese University of Hong Kong

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  • Center Law (Senior EdTech Product Manager at Outblaze & Dalton Learning Lab)

    Center Law

    Senior EdTech Product Manager at Outblaze & Dalton Learning Lab

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  • Steve Lawrence (Founder and Managing Director of Headfirst Group Limited)

    Steve Lawrence

    Founder and Managing Director of Headfirst Group Limited

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  • Regina Lee (Digital Art Instructor at Outblaze & Dalton Learning Lab)

    Regina Lee

    Digital Art Instructor at Outblaze & Dalton Learning Lab

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  • Maria Lok Yee Li (Education director and programme manager of MakerBay)

    Maria Lok Yee Li

    Education director and programme manager of MakerBay

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  • Samson Ng (Co-Founder of Design for HK)

    Samson Ng

    Co-Founder of Design for HK

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  • Tim Parker (Head of Product Design & Engineering at ESF Island School)

    Tim Parker

    Head of Product Design & Engineering at ESF Island School

    Read Bio
  • Lai-man Poon (Visual Arts Head at Munsang College Primary School)

    Lai-man Poon

    Visual Arts Head at Munsang College Primary School

    Read Bio
  • Kaleb Rashad (Director of Creative Leadership at High Tech High Graduate School of Education)

    Kaleb Rashad

    Director of Creative Leadership at High Tech High Graduate School of Education

    Read Bio
  • Henry Siu (Head of Assessment and IT in Edu Committee at Good Hope School)

    Henry Siu

    Head of Assessment and IT in Edu Committee at Good Hope School

    Read Bio
  • Jeff Sze (Political Assistant at Secretary for Education, Hong Kong SAR Government)

    Jeff Sze

    Political Assistant at Secretary for Education, Hong Kong SAR Government

    Read Bio
  • Ilona Taimela (Education Consultant at Helsinki Education Consulting Group)

    Ilona Taimela

    Education Consultant at Helsinki Education Consulting Group

    Read Bio
  • Henry Tam (Co-Founder of Design for HK)

    Henry Tam

    Co-Founder of Design for HK

    Read Bio
  • Kyle Wagner (Project-Based Learning Expert and Founder of Transform Educational Consulting)

    Kyle Wagner

    Project-Based Learning Expert and Founder of Transform Educational Consulting

    Read Bio
  • Ada Wong (Director/Supervisor of Ednovators/HKICC Lee Shau Kee School of Creativity)

    Ada Wong

    Director/Supervisor of Ednovators/HKICC Lee Shau Kee School of Creativity

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