19. Personal Stories

Most people have some personal insights and
 experiences that relate to the work or project in 
question, and this method can expand individual perspectives in any school subject. Stories or
 objects from home or from close family members can be brought to school and become a 
personal starting point, for example for a history 

20. Desktop Research

The world is bursting with knowledge, information and inspiration, and most of it is readily 
available in libraries and on the Internet. Doing
 desktop research is a way of accessing lots of
 knowledge very quickly to better understand a 
challenge at the start of a project.

21. The Anthropologist

This method involves going out into the world to
 experience and observe. It is inspired by how 
anthropologists study behaviour and culture in
 a non-judgemental and holistic manner, noting 
all the different details of how other people live. 
This is a great inspiration and an important tool
 when creating solutions to problems or learning
 about a specific challenge.

22. The Photographer

This method is very simple, but nonetheless 
very powerful. Take lots of photos at the relevant site or of things that connect to what you
 are doing. Print them out and bring them back 
to school and have them mounted on the wall
 close to where you are working! Looking at a 
situation through a camera lens makes you
 aware of details and aspects of a situation
 you might not normally notice, and having the
 photos nearby constantly reminds you of the 
situation, the context or the challenge in a direct

23. The Journalist

We all have a tendency to feel that we know 
the world and what is true or not, but we may
 have different opinions and preconceptions 
that prevent us from really understanding what 
is going on. This method focuses on getting
 out of the classroom and talking with people,
 asking questions or doing longer interviews to
 gain knowledge, insights and inspiration, and
 get past one’s own views.

24. The Experiment

Sometimes it is impossible to learn about things
 by observing or talking, because people are not 
aware of their own actions or habits. You need
 to do what scientists do: experiment! They start
 by having a hunch or forming a hypothesis
 about something and then they do experiments 
to learn whether they are right or wrong.


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