Course Syllabus


Fostering Empathetic Design 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 webinar, you will explore how building empathy can support the development of student problem-solving skills through the design thinking process. You will apply a classroom-ready learning strategy to empathize with a real-world problem using the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Course Outcomes

By the end of this webinar, you will:

    1. discuss the role of empathy in the design thinking process;
    2. apply an empathy-building learning strategy to the design thinking process to address a real-world problem using the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).


This course is part of a webinar. To obtain your completion badge for this course you will have to complete a  short quiz.

Grade Level

This course is suitable for educators teaching Grade 6 to Grade 9.

Estimate Duration

This course should take you 30 minutes to complete.

Earn your badge 

You will have to complete a short quiz to receive your digital badge. This badge can be added to your professional portfolio. Completion of this webinar counts towards the requirements for the Learning Pathway: STEM Cross-Curricular Learning.

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