It was a very grim day, when I began to notice the profound lack of empathy in education, particularly in public education…
Design thinking captured my attention because empathy is one of the modes of the process. In this student-driven, human-centered, multi-disciplinary problem solving approach, empathy is not only a mode, but the essence of the process.
Simply going through the steps of design thinking serves as a practice for cultivating empathy. ….
To my amazement and delight, there’s a
public school in Southern California
integrating design thinking
into their model.