Background of Co-organiser
Founded in 2012, Jockey Club Design Institute for Social Innovation (DISI) is the first design institute dedicated to social innovation in Asia. DISI contributes to advance PolyU’s University Social Responsibility and aims to become a leading institute to trigger social innovation in all dimensions of the society to improve the well-being of the community and the people. The mission of DISI is to provide an innovative and human-centred platform to ENVISION a better life in the society, to CONNECT people with passion and NURTURE doers of all ages to INNOVATE with collective wisdom to ENABLE impactful action.
SOINNO Design Education is a 3-year programme which pioneers to infuse social innovation and design thinking into secondary school education since 2018. The programme aims to nurture students to integrate knowledge from different subjects through solving real-world problems. In order to facilitate students’ learning, a train-the-trainers programme will be implemented to develop pre- and in-service teachers’ required skills for conducting design workshop for education. To support the programme development, interns are expected to:
- assist in reflection tools and teaching kits development for specific school(s) or case(s);
- assist in the general operation for the programme;
- prepare materials for the social media platform (Facebook, Instagram, and webpage etc.); and
- work as group facilitators to assist in students’ learning.