Exploring the Issue at Greater Depth

Module 3 of 6. 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.

What’s included in this module?

Teacher resources4 x lesson plans
6 x teacher’s notes
1 x worksheet
Learner resources7 x worksheets
4 x supporting resources
1 x checklist
1 x interview reflection
Projects – experiments2 x activity
1 x project

Module key questions

  • What are the who, what, when, where, and why related to our design question?
  • Who are the key stakeholders related to our design question?
  • What questions do we want to ask our stakeholders?
  • What do our stakeholders think about our plan?
  • What themes and patterns can we identify from our stakeholder interviews?
  • How can we consolidate what we’ve learned about our design question?
  • Do adequate solutions to our design question already exist, or is a new innovative approach needed to solve this challenge?

Module alignments

Grade | AgesGrade 7 -9|13-15 years
Term 3 (Gr.7)
CAPS subject EMS
Subject strandStarting a business

This Module includes:

  • Aligned content: This content is aligned with: Curriculum Assessment Policy Statements (CAPS) and the Independent Examinations Board (IEB). A key aspect of these modules is their flexibility and customisation across curricula, such as Cambridge and Steiner/Waldorf Education.
  • A range of teaching strategies, skills, and knowledge: The flow of the module has been structured using Project Based Learning and Design Thinking frameworks. A variety of pedagogical approaches are present between and within each lesson. Learners are challenged theoretically and practically through project and problem-based inquiry of real-world issues.
  • Sustainable development goals: Each lesson is aligned with an appropriate United Nations Sustainable Development Goal(s).

Not Enrolled

Module Includes

  • 4 Lessons

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