Roald Dahl Through Design Thinking
Members: Veronica Gomez, Daniela Rondon & Andrea Jamieson
In our quest to build thinkers for the 21st century we are certain that our students throughout the project “Kindling Roald Dahl’s Creative Flame” were able to display motivation in engaging activities, set their own goals and persist to achieve them, request and offer help to create innovative solutions to solve real-life problems. Furthermore, they were able to seek and respond to feedback by testing and redesigning their devices on an ongoing basis. They offered authentic explanations for an outcome and challenged their ideas so as to keep on constructing knowledge.
Blending the design thinking process into our traditional Roald Dahl unit enhanced students learning by cultivating and equipping them with a broader set of skills that will enable them to cope with the 21st-century demands. Critical thinking, self-directed learning, creativity, problem-solving, communication, and collaboration were some of the key skills our students put into practice. We believe, this learning opportunity led them to deepen their understandings of the subject area content and to develop the critical skills needed to meet future challenges.