Makers & Doers Podcast

What role does education have in generating the next generation of problem solvers and lateral thinkers?

John Carter
January 3, 2023
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Makers & Doers Podcast
January 3, 2023
4
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What role does education have in generating the next generation of problem solvers and lateral thinkers?

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Welcome to the new Makers and Doers podcast, a podcast aimed at parents and guardians looking to learn more about giving children opportunities to explore Design - through Making and Doing.

I am your host, Gerry Scullion, a designer and educator based in Ireland who works 100% online training organisations about user experience design and service design to people all over the world.

By way of introducing myself, I’m also the Founder of The Human Centered Design Network and the #1 podcast This is HCD that as of today has been downloaded 840,000 times. We talk with design leaders globally about they use Design and design methods to create better outcomes for people.

What interested me most though these days, is what I learned in School, have nothing to do with what I studied in Uni, and what I studied in Uni, had nothing to do with what I do for a living. In fact, I think at this stage, I have had 3 or 4 careers and I have constantly iterated my way through life.

Without knowing it, I have used the Designers mindset to work and improve how I live my life. This is a raw podcast, that will include interviews with other designers and creatives in the field, early childhood development and we will cover off activities to try out at home, primary education, and also talk about the journey of launching on Makers and Doers to the world.

What role does education have in generating the next generation of problem solvers and lateral thinkers?

What can we do to help equip the next generation to be better placed to test new ideas, to be able to research and understand other perspectives, to learn and get comfortable with uncertainty?

As we all know, life and the world has been through an awful lot in the last number of years.

What got us here, won’t get us there in the future.

We need new ways of thinking - and that is essentially what we will be discussing in this podcast.

My new business, MakersAndDoers.School will be focussed on doing something a little different. It will provide real world classes for children aged 6-10 and also provide stimulating learning content to parents who are signed up to the courses. I want to share my journey of building a business, and would love you to join me along the way. Beyond that, I have no idea, I will iterate and design the business from the ground up and will share updates as I go…

Subscribe on Spotify, Apple Podcasts and Google Podcasts to be first in line for new episodes - or sign up to our newsletter on makersanddoers.school to get the updates.

Until next time -

Episode Transcript

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[00:00:00] Gerry Scullion: Welcome to the Makers and Doers podcast. A podcast aimed appearance and guardians looking to learn more about giving children opportunities to explore design through making and doing. Now, I am your host, Jerry s Scalian, a designer and educator based in Ireland, who works a hundred percent online training organizations about user.

[00:00:35] Gerry Scullion: Experience and service design to people all over the world. And by way of introducing myself, I'm also the founder of the Human Center Design Network and the number one podcast, this is H C D, that as of today, has been downloaded over 840,000 times. In that podcast, we talk with. Design leaders globally about how they use design and design methods [00:01:00] that ultimately create better outcomes for people and the planet.

[00:01:04] Gerry Scullion: What interest me most though these days is what I learned in school really had nothing to do with what I studied in university and what I studied in university really has nothing to do with what I do for a living. In fact, I think at this stage I've probably had three or four careers and I've constantly iterated my way through my own life.

[00:01:26] Gerry Scullion: Now, without knowing it, I've used the designer's mindset to work and improve how I live my life now. This podcast is gonna be really raw and it's gonna include interviews with other designers and creatives in the field, and how they educate their children about setting them up for the future. We'll talk about early childhood development and we'll cover off activities to try out at home.

[00:01:48] Gerry Scullion: We'll talk about primary education and the role they have for setting students and children up for the future, and also talk about the journey of launching the Makers doers.school, my new Business to the World. Questions [00:02:00] I want to answer on the podcast is, what role does education have in generating the next generation of problem solvers or lateral?

[00:02:08] Gerry Scullion: What can we do to help equip the next generation to be better placed, to test new ideas, to be able to research and to understand other perspectives of diverse backgrounds, to really learn and get comfortable with that uncertainty. As we all know, life and the world has been through an awful lot in the last number of years, but what got us.

[00:02:29] Gerry Scullion: Won't get us there in the future. We need new ways of thinking and that is essentially what we're gonna be just sourcing in this podcast. So my new business makers and tours.school will be focused on doing something a little different little, provide real world classes for children, ages six to 10, and also provides stimulating learning content to the parents and guardians.

[00:02:51] Gerry Scullion: Were signed up to the courses. I want to share my journey of building a business and would love to join me along the way and beyond that. I [00:03:00] really have no idea where the business will go, but I will iterate and design the business from the ground up. I'll share the updates as I go through this podcast.

[00:03:08] Gerry Scullion: Subscribe on Spotify, apple Podcast and Google Podcast to be first in line for new episodes, or sign up for our newsletter on Makers and doers.school to get the updates. Until next time.

John Carter
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