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Singapore’s highest honour for designers and designs across all disciplines
One of Asia’s premier design festivals that champions design thought leadership
National Design Centre

Address
111 Middle Road
Singapore 188969

Opening hours
Everyday 9am to 9pm

Design For Students, Educators, Parents and Industry Professionals

Learning by Design

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The Learning by Design initiative brings together a community of educators, parents and industry partners to support our young for the future of life, work and play.

What is Learning by Design?

Learning by Design is about nurturing our future generation to be changemakers – creative and resilient youths who can ride the future waves of change. Students, educators and parents can look forward to programmes that will help them develop transferrable skills and flex their creative muscles through design. Our programmes are relevant to students from the primary, secondary, and junior college/ pre-university levels, as well as their educators and parents.

We are working with schools and industry partners to expose students, educators and parents to design thinking as a way of thinking and doing. Through our programmes, students can develop confidence in applying design to real world issues, while educators and parents can gain a deeper understanding of the power of design in problem-solving.

Our Programmes

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Design Thinking in Schools

The Design Thinking in Schools programme brings together schools and industry partners to integrate design sensibilities into school-based learning experiences (e.g. the Applied Learning Programme, Project Work) and school processes. Through these experiences, students and school staff will gain exposure to design mindsets and creative problem solving.

Real World Co-design Platform

The Real World Co-design Platform provides a unique opportunity for students, educators and parents to gather and engage in real-world problem-solving through a design experience. They will tackle challenges from public and private organisations by applying design mindsets and skills and offering fresh perspectives on real issues.

Calling all educators and industry partners with an interest in General Education!

Head over to the link below to find out more about our Open Calls for Design Thinking in Schools and Real World Co-Design Platform.

Design Education Summit 
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Organised by DesignSingapore Council, the Design Education Summit is the biennial thought leadership summit in Singapore that connects educators of all levels with innovators, designers, researchers, and digital experts to promote accessibility, inclusivity, and sustainability in and through design. 

Click here to find out more about the Summit that recently concluded on 9 November 2023.

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VISIT
Singapore’s highest honour for designers and designs across all disciplines
One of Asia’s premier design festivals that champions design thought leadership
National Design Centre