impact area

Innovation

key skills & mindsets

Problem-solving
critical thinking

years

9-10

about the program about the program

Future Thinkers aims to build creative and innovative problem-solving skills through the process of design thinking.

Design thinking is a human-centred approach to innovation increasingly used by organisations to transform challenges into opportunities. Research on the future of work indicates that these problem-solving, critical thinking and judgement skills are key transferable enterprise skills for the Australian workforce to remain competitive and thrive in a rapidly changing global economy.

Future Thinkers can be delivered face-to-face in the workplace or digitally. It involves small groups of students working with mentors in teams to create solutions to a problem using design thinking methodology. Students, typically from Years 9-10, present their solution to the challenge at the end of the program.

Mentors sharing their own career journeys and challenges can make an enormous impact as students consider their options for the future. No prior knowledge of design thinking is required.

Read how the learning outcomes of our Future Thinkers program address key Australian Curriculum General Capabilities.

Program time commitment

Face-to-face delivery: 3 hrs total for students, 3 hrs 30 min total for mentors
Digital delivery: 2 hrs total for students, 2 hrs 30 min total for mentors

95% of students

said they now understand what design thinking is

93% of students

said they are now able to develop creative solutions to problems

get in touch with us today

Please contact us on 02 8988 6850 or by using the form below: