REX RANOCO LOR takes charge of Innovation Development & Monitoring at the Hub of Innovation for Inclusion (HIFI) at the De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde (DLS-CSB). He plans, designs, manages and monitors social startup incubation, social innovation development programs & special projects of HIFI. He engages and initiates partners for cross-sector collaboration and capacity development.
Rex has more than 15 years of management experience in the academe, focusing on educational leadership, program and curriculum development, strategic planning and marketing for schools. He is on the constant lookout for new ways to teach creativity and critical thinking and has recently been involved in the research and operationalization of Design Thinking as a teaching-learning approach and as a tool for curricular and course design. He is pursuing his PhD in Education at the De La Salle Araneta University and his research interests include: 1) on how Design Thinking is used as a multidisciplinary collaboration among different college departments at Benilde; 2) an ICT-integrated design thinking module; and, 3) On how human-centered design can be used as a framework in strategic planning.
EduTECH Philippines 2018 - Seminar Theatre Day 1 @ 10:00
Teaching social innovation through design thinking
We are entering a new and disruptive era where knowledge, economy, technology, government, religion and social structures are shifting at an unbelievable speed. This new era also promises to change learning so dramatically, as it is starting to do now with the rapid development of digital technologies, the growth of free online and/or distance learning, and shifts in the educational philosophies to accommodate the disruption technology has done to the world.
Responding to this need is the development of the Partnership for 21st Century skills (P21) framework where the need to teach critical thinking, communication, collaboration and creativity is emphasized. The quest for the teaching-learning approach for P21 has brought keen interest in Design Thinking (DT) because of its ability to advance creativity, critical thinking and innovation through an empathetic, collaborative, flexible and iterative approach in order to generate user-focused ideas, products, services or experiences.
De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde (Benilde) is a Philippine higher education institution guided by its two-fold goal of innovation and inclusion. Through the Hub of Innovation for Inclusion (HIFI), the innovation space for social good in Benilde and beyond, endeavors to teach creativity and social innovation through DT in order to create tangible and sustainable solutions that will help the marginalized.
In this workshop, representatives from Benilde will facilitate a 4.5-hour Design Thinking Sprint simulating the creative process in order to generate a user-focused idea that will answer the problem of food waste in schools. It is expected that participants will immerse themselves in the DT process and in so doing identify how they can apply the approach in their own institutions.
EduTECH Philippines 2018 - Seminar Theatre Day 2 @ 15:00
The CREATE Process - Teaching Creativity & Innovation Through Design Thinking