Teaching & Learning Lab

Empowerment through Education

SDGs Design School Project, Aug~Oct 2020

The following project is funded by Kyushu University, Asia Week 2020. This is a project for accelerating sustainable solutions to global challenges and actions to meet the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

As part of the SDGs Design School project, we hope to contribute to SDGs through design by exploring and developing design-based educational programs together with stakeholders in the local community. As an on-going collaborative project with Fukusho High School in Fukuoka city, we have managed to conduct 3 design workshops, the SDGs Challenge Projects, for a total of 65 high school students (that includes year 1, 2 and 3 students). These workshops were conducted between August and October 2020.

Amid the restrictions and limitations to in-person lessons caused by the Covid-19 pandemic at school level, together with the teachers in Fukusho High School, we explored how design-based lessons can be conducted in-person while keeping safety considerations. Equipping each student with a tablet, we explored the use of online whiteboard to facilitate group discussions during in-person lessons.

Overall, students had enjoyed the workshops and at the same time, we identified issues and positive outcomes through this format of design-based lessons.

Please find detail information about the design workshops through the following official website (more information will be uploaded soon): Click here