Design thinking in Schools leads to great leaders of tomorrow by Faten Khalfallah Hammouda
Design thinking is a process for solving problems, discovering opportunities, and finding new ideas via 5 major steps: Understanding, Exploring, Prototyping, Refining, and Solving. By this process, we focus on developing the
students’ creative confidence from an early age. It will develop empathy, promote a bias toward action, encourage ideation, develop metacognitive awareness and foster active problem solving for kids. Click here for the slides!
Faten is a Tunisian IT teacher at the Pioneer School of Sfax, who we had the great honor of meeting. She is one of many women who we are proud of in Tunisia; a teacher with enthusiasm and a different vision of modern education and its impact on the new generations.
The Education Love-Story
Faten graduated from the FSEG Sfax University with a Masters in “Information Systems and New Technologies” and is currently a PhD student in “Automatic Natural Language Processing”. After this remarkable academic adventure, she started a new one in 2007 as a teacher.
The start was in a rural region where Faten discovered the inequality of the education system between these regions and other schools in the cities. Attracted by these pupils’ English language problems, where they used to find courses so boring with no interaction.
With that in mind Faten moved from that region and teamed up with other teachers to motivate for children to practice their English with the help of their hobbies and electronic devices. The remarkable experience involved the children playing a football game, whereby they must only speak in English, or they’re out! It was an original interactive idea which helped to solve the problem.
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