Y11-13 Guided Home Learning Courses

The COVID-19 pandemic has greatly impacted the way we live, the way we socialise, the way we shop and the way we learn. And in a time when it’s easy to feel helpless or overwhelmed by these changes, it’s also an opportunity to connect, to learn, to solve real-world problems that we face in our lives.

Join girls from across the GDST to not only embrace ‘the new normal’ but be a part of a community that is learning to adapt and play a part in blazing a new trail forward. Our two guided home learning courses will bring together Y11-13 girls to explore new ways of thinking and working. Both courses run for 6 weeks, 3 hours per week.

Join us to have your say in designing the new normal.

Design Thinking Sprint: Embracing the New Normal

How might students solve authentic problems in their home, community and world during the COVID19 pandemic? In this course, students will work in teams to explore and develop solutions to real-world issues using the Design Thinking framework, a user-focussed approach to solving complex problems through creative thinking, experimentation and collaboration. The approach is being used by some of the world’s leading brands such as Apple, Google, Samsung, GE and Starbucks, and is being taught at leading universities around the world. This courses run from 13 May – 26 June 2020.

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TED-Ed Talks: Ideas Worth Sharing

The effect of laughter on someone who’s sad. How technology has changed the concept of community. The joys of home baking. The reason human beings need so much sleep. The art of using what you have. These are just some possible topics students might explore in this course which outlines how to develop ideas worth sharing and present them in the form of a TED-style talk. Using materials from the TED organisation, this course aims to spark and celebrate the ideas and experiences of GDST girls during these uncertain times. The course will close with a virtual TED-style event to showcase students’ talks. This courses run from 14 May – 26 June 2020.

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