Symposium guests
Participating schools

Facing an unpredictable future, education inevitably requires a shift to cope with the ever-changing society, in order to nurture a new generation of young people with the ability to adapt and innovate. In the April 2019 symposium, Liza Chong, the CEO of INDEX: Design to Improve Life® from Denmark and Dr Henry Ma from PolyU shared their views on the challenges the world is facing, and the responses enabled by creativity and innovation. Pioneering tech corporations also joined us to shed light on the disruption and uncertainty brought about by technological advancement, and the skills and talent needed to power changes and innovate solutions. Passionate local groups also showcased their exploration on how innovation in education could respond to these challenges.

SOINNO Design Education (Innovative Education Programme)

In response to the unpredictable future, JCDISI has launched the SOINNO Design Education programme to introduce the idea of Social Innovation and Design Thinking into the secondary education curriculum. This programme aims to cultivate alternative learning for nurturing students to integrate knowledge from different subjects through solving real-world problems.

Programme Introduction

SoInno Design Education builds on the current curriculum while carving out space for secondary school students. The students learn through 3 modular courses to contemplate the current affairs and learn the essential skills to thrive in society. The programme aims at nurturing students to become innovative global citizens for the future.

3 Modular Courses Introduction

Design Playing

Experience the design process through games; Acquire knowledge through active exploration and problem solving.

Design Thinking

Understand complex social issues with a people-oriented approach and systematic thinking process. Collect first-hand data and organise information by visualisation. Learn to ideate innovative solutions.

Design Making

This part is all about learning-by-making, students will learn to evaluate and develop their ideas by making and testing prototypes. This part also enables students to present their views on the issues and consolidate their learning.