Redesigning the Curriculum through Design Thinking
We have a talented young student, Naren S, who is interning with us during the summer holidays and is looking at re-designing our Be A Farmer program for Teens. Outcome of this exercise is to have the Be A Farmer program that is designed by Teens for Teens.
Typically, in this experiential learning program, participants (aged 9-12) learn how to grow vegetables from beginning to end with emphasis on natural methods to grow crops, such as using Jeevamrutham instead of chemical fertilizers.
Here is a video if you want to know more about the program: https://youtu.be/4QRSqfm3Yp4
We want to design this program for teenagers as well. Through a design thinking framework and with participants from ages 13 - 18, we are planning to collaboratively redesign the program for teenagers. If you want to be a part of the design and research that goes into this program, Join us on 24 July 22. Please express your interest to email@example.com, and cc firstname.lastname@example.org
What’s in it for you?
- Be part of a learning experience design
- Get an understanding of the design thinking framework
- Certificate of research participation from OES
- Special discount on the “Be a farmer” program if you choose to enroll in the program
Venue: Organo Antharam (God’s Own Office) Location pin: https://goo.gl/maps/PneWnDwa59feXdJ19
Time: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Date: 24 July 2022
What to expect during Workshop?
Introduction to Safe Food and Farming Systems
Jeevamrutham DIY workshop (how to make this important bio-fertilizer)
Learn the What and how of Microgreens farming (including money management)
Outline of Design Thinking Framework & Introduction to Be A Farmer curriculum
Break into groups and redesign the curriculum to be more teen-focused
All teams present the new curriculum to OES panel and farm coaches for review and feedback. (20 minutes for each group including Q&A)
End with Certificate Distribution & Conclusion
If you happen to know any teenagers who would be interested in the program, then please feel free to share this message with them!
Designing learning, by teens, for teens.
We recognize that for any positive impact to be sustainable, it has to be long-term and inter-generational. Organo Et School strives to create an apt learning environment that will support and empower families as well as individuals to embrace sustainable living mindsets and habits.
Organo Et School is a learning initiative set up by Organo in 2017 and has been facilitating field visits and workshops for Schools and Interest Groups. Organo Et School has had over 25+ schools, 6500+ students and 3000+ adults participate over the last 5 years.
We believe in connecting children & adults with nature. Connecting children with the natural world at a young age is the first step in creating responsible stewards of our collective future.
If you or your children are interested in the Be a Farmer program, please connect to us at email@example.com and by phone 9154100775 today!