Nov 14 2012
Worldwide Innovative Summit for Education #WISE2012–Part 11
Designing Education Beyond Borders
It was a good chance to catch up with Graham Brown-Martin @grahambm who I met a year or so ago see here ‘Saltash.net scoops major awards at #LWF11’ http://whydidthechickencrosstheroad.org.uk/2011/01/26/saltash-net-scoops-major-awards-at-lwf11/
We started off by talking about what is Design all about?
Design is what links creativity and innovation
It shapes ideas to become practical and attractive propositions for users and customers
Design may be prescribed as creativity deployed to a specific end
Who do we design classrooms for?
Some people thought the state, some thought the kids, the teachers or even the parents – what do you think?
We spend more money on prisons than schools! There are lots of similarities between the two types of institutions which is bizarre but right.
If Steve jobs designed a classroom would it be a room? For example when they designed the iPhone it changed the whole face of mobile phones, it changed everything. Imagine this kind of disruption of education with the way we designed classrooms.
What do you think?