This lesson consists of five units on producing a physical prototype to evaluate in a design challenge. The design is informed by design philosophy in devising new approaches to the water-access crisis.
Written as initiative, project-based, inquiry-learning, this lesson deliberately has a reduced instructional role for you as a means of calling forth peer-assisted learning, leadership, and team building among students.
You function mainly as a facilitator or operations manager. Your role is to keep students safe and spark productive inquiry, problem-solving, and collaboration among students to find answers and organize themselves to take the next steps toward designing an improved approach for providing people in countries that lack water infrastructure easier access to fresh water.
Watch the four-minute video A Quick Introduction to Agile Management. You should scroll down through the article until you see the video box. For additional information on the topic, read the rest of the article, "The Secret History of Agile Innovation."
Helpful directions might include issuing frequent affirming prompts such as: