ABOUT

Design to Improve Life Education is about putting structured creativity on the learning agenda. It is a framework of methods enabling its users to initiate change in society by coming up with innovative solutions to real problems like food waste and climate change.

Design to Improve Life Education is a framework developed in cooperation with teachers, didactic experts, facilitation experts and designers from Denmark and Sweden. Its methods derive from knowledge about global challenges (e.g. food waste, climate change and over-population), design processes and a vast catalogue of design solutions – and more than 1.000 teachers and 10.000 kids have already tested the methods successfully.

Benefits for kids and youth
In classrooms, students experience greater satisfaction and relevance if their learning processes are meaningful and motivating. This happens when they cooperate about understanding challenges from their everyday lives in a constructive, solution-oriented and energetic way, and subsequently work towards creating (better) solutions to these challenges.

Benefits for teachers
Design to Improve Life Education gives teachers and pedagogues the opportunity to create goal-oriented frameworks across all subjects by training them to lead structured, inclusive, differential and creative learning processes.

Via the primary tool, the Design to Improve Life Compass, teachers can develop and change processes to make them correspond with specific interests, learning outcomes and subjects.

Ultimately, Design to Improve Life Education enables teachers to structure the creative process in order to meet a growing demand for innovation in society.

Benefits for decision makers
Design to Improve Life Education can help private and public decision makers to develop better solutions by understanding society’s challenges, while minimizing risks and taking advantage of the possibilities at hand.

Navigating
The Design to improve Life Challenge is a thematic, overarching teaching concept for schools.

In the submenu:

  • For Teachers showcases the methods in our different education initiatives from a teaching point of view
  • Sales is a cataloged description of the different ways you can get educated and/or certified in Design to Improve Life
  • The Compass will show you how to navigate in the process(es) when working with or teaching Design to Improve Life

All our teaching methods and related material are free to download in Tools. Here, you can e.g. find our textbook ‘Teachers Guide’ and our ‘Sustainability Appendix’.

Enjoy!