The FUTE project works to implement more design thinking into the educational curriculum in schools across Europe
When teachers lack preparation time, students may become unmotivated. This increases the risk of dropout before they reach qualifying youth education.
The FUTE project works to develop a didactic platform for teacher training, and to create tools that help teachers by implementing more design thinking into the educational curriculum in schools across Europe.
We tackle challenges through design methods that increase learning quality, support teachers and help students be more engaged in school work.
With the practical approach to design methods applied by Design School Kolding, FUTE will create an international version of its 6C Model:
Collect – Comprehend – Conceptualize – Create – Collaborate – Communicate.
It will also produce a practial set of method cards that help educators plan and execute their teaching with enhanced participation, engagement and problem solving.
The FUTE project Needs Analysis focuses on the current teaching climate’s strong sides as well as on the areas that teachers and their students identify as ones needing improvement, innovation and change.
The needs analysis was presented in June 2018 and is based on interviews within 10 pilot schools that the project collaborates with in Denmark, UK, Finland, Belgium and France. Based on these interviews with teachers, pupils and teacher students, the conclusion is that we need to take a short list of key competencies, needs and requirements into consideration when adapting the 6C model and the method cards that go with the model.
Here is a list of important learnings from the needs analysis:
The cards are divided into 5 overall groups:
Process – Analyse – Ideate – Research – Create
For each group a number of cards are available that the teacher can use to co-create the teaching subject and content with either colleagues or / and pupils, or other stakeholders such as parents or enterprises who can participate to make the teaching more real and problem oriented.
The cards are supported by a process model illustrating the design thinking and design process in the teaching situation, and together with the cards, teachers are thoroughly introduced to how to use the cards and the model in their work as teachers.
The Method Cards and the Process Model are available in the 5 project languages of the FUTE partnership.
Download the first draft of the Teacher Training Module here: