Fostering Empathy and Design Thinking with the Sustainable Development Goals
Do you want to support your students in strengthening their ability to consider the needs of others to develop meaningful solutions to real-world problems? In this course you will discover opportunities for using the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to engage students in Design Thinking. You will also explore STEM activities and learning strategies to help your students build empathy and consider multiple perspectives on their quest to become better problem-solvers.
By the end of this course, you will:
- identify opportunities for using the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to engage students in Design Thinking;
- explain how developing empathy and considering multiple perspectives can help students become better problem-solvers; and
- explore a learning strategy and other classroom-ready resources to help students develop empathy and engage in design thinking.
This course is a self-paced course. To obtain your completion badge for this course you will have to complete a self-reflection.
This course is suitable for educators teaching Kindergarten to Grade 12.
This course should take you 45-60 minutes to complete.
Earn your badge
You will have to complete a self-reflection to receive your digital badge. This badge can be added to your professional portfolio. Completion of this course counts towards the requirements for the Learning Pathway: STEM Cross-Curricular Learning.
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