We teach students to solve problems using design thinking, an innovative process widely used by scientists, inventors and innovators. It involves five phases – empathise, define, ideate, prototype and test. When students have mastered the skills central to the design thinking approach, they can apply them to solve any problem.
Artificial Intelligence has disrupted the workplace and revolutionised industries, but it isn’t able to replicate the human attributes of empathy, creativity, and community. Design thinking prepares young people for the future. Learning this flexible and creative approach to problem solving gives them an edge, enabling them to use their innately human qualities to compliment rather than compete with AI.