Born in the United Arab Emirates and raised in Pakistan, Diana Wilson is specialized in English Language teaching. Apart from teaching, she has also taken up leadership roles in British curriculum schools in Emirates of Abu Dhabi and Dubai. While meeting many influential and creative individuals along the way, she had opportunity to work on a number of incredible projects that have allowed her to grow and establish within this competitive industry. Aware of the cultural and linguistic diversity among learners, she believes that the current educational system demands from teachers a variety of techniques and approaches to minimize such differences, which optimizes by working together to create a whole that is greater than the sum of its parts. At present, Diana Wilson is a student of Master of Education at Murdoch University Dubai, and teacher of English Language to GCSE and Advanced Level learners in Gems Cambridge International School Dubai. (MA English Linguistics, MA English Literature,B.Ed. M.Ed. in progress.
25 February 2020 | 11:30 - 12:00 | Design Thinking in Education
Design Thinking in Education addresses future challenges in a variety of ways. Learners through design thinking process develop the core life skills such as communication, critical thinking, collaboration and creativity. Design thinking is applicable across all subjects and it can best be implemented with use of technology. Design thinking is versatile in nature. Its five stages include: discovery, interpretation, ideation, experimentation and evolution. Each stage opens up a new enquiry for learners to explore and experience their learning collaboratively which provides way to global mindedness. Design thinking at its core is inclusive of all learners, and impacts on students’ lifelong learning experiences. Schemes of work are adaptable to design thinking. Assessment opportunities are also various (Sample of students' work will be presented).