Sarah Stein Greenberg on Creative Acts for Curious People

Key Points

  • Schools need to support students in getting better at problem finding as well as problem solving.

  • It is critical to get representative stakeholders to the table when designing for things that impact community.

On this episode of the Getting Smart Podcast, Tom is joined by Sarah Stein Greenberg, the Executive Director of the Stanford d.school and the recent author of Creative Acts for Curious People: How to Think, Create, and Lead in Unconventional Ways.

Sarah has spent the last decade leading d.school and her new book is a masterclass in design activities, design process and creativity. Throughout the episode Sarah and Tom mention “Sam”, they are referring to Sam Seidel K12 Lab Director of Strategy + Research.

Let’s listen in as Sarah and Tom discuss design thinking, a design toolkit, problem solving, community involvement and much more 

“It doesn’t mean you have to build a design center, it doesn’t mean you have to completely change all of your pedagogy, but can you find those small opportunities to build more agency in your students to get them thinking about the problems in the world that they might frame.”

Sarah Stein Greenberg

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