Modules

  • 3 Lessons

    Bodies in Motion

    The act of getting from A to B has evolved tremendously over time. Transportation is introduced to the learners in this module in wonderful ways. A large focus is placed on human-powered transport methods such as walking and cycling which promote a healthy lifestyle. 
    This module shows the young learners that transport can be healthy, fun and effective. 

  • 4 Lessons

    Brainstorming a Variety of Solutions

    In this module, students begin generating solutions to the design question they explored in Module 3. They look at several ideas from different perspectives, examining the assumptions and beliefs they bring to those ideas. Students organize their ideas around themes and pick one as the design solution that best fits their priorities. Then they make their design solution idea more tangible with a sketch, talking points, and quick model. Students refine and improve their solution idea by soliciting feedback from their peers.
  • 4 Lessons

    Choosing and Refining a Solution

    In this module,students take their chosen design solution to another level by assessing its strengths and weaknesses against the triple-bottom line, by creating a business model to describe their fine-tuned plan, by prototyping and iterating, and then by creating a strategic action plan. With continuous feedback from their stakeholders, this module helps convert their idea into reality and prepares them to begin sharing and selling their solutions in the final module.
  • 4 Lessons

    Exploring the Issue at Greater Depth

    The purpose of this module is for students to explore in greater depth the design problem that interests them. Continue to encourage students to avoid thinking of solutions - that will happen in the next module. For now, they are looking at various aspects and angles of the problem itself to form a better understanding of the problem and to develop empathy for people who are affected by it. Students participate in various activities and conduct research to better understand the problem, to gain insights and build empathy with stakeholders, and to investigate existing design solutions.
  • 3 Lessons

    Food for the Future

    This module, allows students to explore where their food comes from. Students learn the history of agriculture, how humans have fed themselves over the last few thousand years and discover that agriculture has changed dramatically in the last 50 years. Students then learn how something very small - a seed - is very important and why they need to store seeds. Finally - the module ends off with learners exploring the concept of food security and look at some of the causes of food insecurity.

  • 3 Lessons

    Fueling society

    In this module, students learn about natural resources that humans dig out the ground (such as coal) or pump (such as oil or natural gas) from the Earth's crust. They then learn about the power of the atom and how beneficial and how lethal (in the long term) nuclear energy can be. Students then explore alternative technologies in electricity generation. 

  • 3 Lessons

    Great Spaces

    This module challenges the young learners to rethink about public spaces and what function they set out to serve in a community. Furthermore, learners will engage with ideas of community engagement with the public spaces around us.

    Public spaces exist all around us and all of them have the potential to be great. This module guides the learners in discovering what that looks like and how it happens. 

  • 3 Lessons

    Imagining Zero Waste

    This is one of the more exciting modules that practically engage the learners throughout. Starting with a zero-waste campaign, the learners gain a sense of awareness and passion for educating the community around key aspects of waste challenges. Learners then conduct a personal waste audit, enlightening them to their own waste consumption and management. 

  • 4 Lessons

    Impact of Energy

    In this module, students learn about energy and why it is important to us. Students then unpack the different energy resources and learn the challenges presented by different energy technologies and end off thinking about how to resolve these pertinent energy challenges.

  • 4 Lessons

    Introducing Sustainability and Social Entrepreneurship

    In this module, students explore the impact social entrepreneurs can have on society. They examine case studies of actual social entrepreneurs, exploring their “entrepreneurial mindset”, key motivating factors, and different ways their social ventures have affected change and achieved financial stability. Students also learn the concept of sustainable intelligence and key principles of sustainability. Students then use what they’ve learned to begin framing their own motivation and mindset for an entrepreneurial project.

  • 2 Lessons

    Let’s Ride Together

    The learners in this module are exposed to the influences that transport poses in the forms of traffic and air pollution, some of the more challenges aspects of our society. This module explores these two challenges whilst also showcasing the benefits of community-driven efforts and public transport in hampering these adverse effects. 
    By focusing on solutions, learners will gain a positive insight into what transportation may look like in the future. 

  • 3 Lessons

    My Carbon Footprint

    In this module, students examine their energy habits and choices in terms of a "carbon footprint". Students start to understand how their individual actions impact the global environment. Students then start learning about alternative energy resources that are appropriate for their community.

  • 3 Lessons

    Nature Knows Best

    This module explores the importance of eating plants as food and more specifically, how vital it is to eat and be aware of locally grown plants. This learning journey is furthered by looking at the best ways to manage one's food waste and the many creative ways in which we can create a circular flow in managing our food. 
    Starting from the roots, this knowledge will stick with the learners for life.

  • 3 Lessons

    Sensing Water

    The young learners in this module use their senses to learn practically about water and its vital importance to us and our livelihoods.
    Through practical and creative avenues, learners gain a well rounded outlook and appreciation on water.  

  • 4 Lessons

    Sharing the Vision

    In this final module, students learn how to share information about their business solutions in a clear and effective manner. Students create an informational presentation, an elevator pitch, an executive summary, a brand identity kit, and other materials to help them effectively promote their business. Then they plan and execute a launch party to share their business product, service, or concept with the community.
  • 3 Lessons

    Transportation Trends

    This module blends knowledge to explore the history and trends of transportation and the impacts that it has had on human society, both good and bad. 
    It ends by focusing on the future and what we would want transport to look like in 50 years time. 
    By bringing in stories, games and activities, learners will gain a well-rounded outlook on the future of transport. 

  • 3 Lessons

    Waste Not, Want Not

    In this module, students learn how to compost items that come from nature (like paper). Students also explore new habits to help improve their own footprint on waste.

  • 3 Lessons

    Wonderful World of Plants

    The food we eat and the manner in which it is farmed/produced has a direct impact on our health as humans. This module immerses the learners into the world of plants and the benefits that plants as food has to our overall health and well-being. 
    Through practical activities, tasters and small seedling projects, learners will gain a better insight into food security and healthy eating. 

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