ADAPTING DESIGN THINKING TOOLS FOR SUSTAINABILITY

10th-19th May 2022

Wisla, Poland

Training Course

 

Place and date:
The training for youth workers will take place in Wisla (Poland, Polish mountains). It will last 10 days from 10th to 19th May 2022 including travel time.
General Description:
Sustainability and responsible consumption are complex topics and it is necessary to use unconventional / creative education methods to familiarize young people with its various aspects. Elements and techniques of Design Thinking could be an extremely valuable tools for youth workers. Design thinking is a process for creative problem solving, which allows people to develop innovative solutions, services or products. The basis for Design Thinking is a deep understanding of the needs, experiences, behaviors and goals of different people. The techniques used in this approach allow young people to be aware of the social diversity, the existence of the wide variety of perspectives, to stimulate openness, discussions and to motivate them to rethink and adjust their
approach to various topics. The process of creating innovation is therefore a social laboratory that increases the sensitivity and openness of young people.
Moreover, the search for innovative solutions, especially regarding local sustainability problems, is an active and extremely engaging way to familiarize young people with a complex knowledge that can be applied in solving problems of local communities in a
creative way.
During the training, youth workers:
➔ will learn about the crucial elements of Design Thinking (DT) method
➔ will work together to adapt them to the needs of working with young people in the field of sustainability,
➔ will choose and improve the most helpful elements of DT in the process of creating innovative solutions in the field of sustainability,
➔ will develop tools that stimulate the sensitivity, openness and tolerance of young people to other perspectives,
 ➔ will learn about other creative workshop techniques,
➔ will also jointly develop a Tool Kit containing non-formal educational tools based on Design Thinking methodology.
Since the workshops will be conducted fully in English in multinational groups, the communicative level (at least B1, oral and written) is obligatory.

More Information

  • Eligible to participate in this project are only Cypriots and/or Cypriot residents.
  • 2 Participants 18+
  • Food and accommodation are fully covered by the project and the traveling cost up to 275 euro
  • If you are interested to participate you can fill up the  Application Form