Design Thinking Worksheets @Inspire

What is INSPIRE?

INSPIRE is a hub and network for new approaches to learning, communication and collaboration based in the Faculty of Education, Science, Technology and Mathematics at the University of Canberra. We apply design thinking and learning design principles to work with:

  • the Faculty of Education, Science, Technology and Mathematics on teacher education and STEM education
  • Principals, teachers and students on quality teaching and learning practice
  • the Designs for Learning Research Cluster on the design of new learning environments and new educational services and
  • government and community organisations around engagement and innovation

INSPIRE is learning commons, a place to imagine, experiment and design new ways of working and learning digitally. INSPIRE services highlight quality teaching and contemporary learning practices through staying connected to global initiatives and trends about learning design and design thinking. We focus on a futures perspective and developing foresight and dispositions, not just knowledge and skills.


About Us?

The INSPIRE Centre was formed as a partnership between the University of Canberra and the ACT Government and was launched in May 2012.

Our team at INSPIRE consists of researchers and educators who are leading projects in professional education and applied research in Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in education.

Among all the events that go on at The Inspire Centre, our team of researchers and educators are applying design thinking and learning design principles to work with:

  • The Faculty of Education, Science, Technology and Mathematics on teacher education and STEM education
  • Principals, teachers and students on quality teaching and learning practice
  • The Designs for Learning Research Cluster on the design of new learning environments and new educational services and
  • Government and Community Organisations around engagement and innovation
“INSPIRE is learning commons, a place to imagine, experiment and design new ways of working. INSPIRE services highlight quality teaching and contemporary learning practices through staying connected to global initiatives and trends about learning design and design thinking. We focus on a futures perspective and developing foresight and dispositions, not just knowledge and skills.”

Our Focus

Programs at INSPIRE focus on 5 key elements:

  • Data-driven education
  • Learning design and design thinking
  • Quality teaching and contemporary practice across diverse educational settings
  • Applied research
  • New learning technologies

Programs at INSPIRE will assist you re-imagine your practice and motivate you to experiment with your ideas and grow innovative practice through and with new and emerging learning technologies.

INSPIRE values collaborative learning and as such at INSPIRE there is no one way… we model ways of working that promote the active co-creation of knowledge, enabling all learners to have a voice while providing multiple opportunities to interact with others to discuss, shape and explore concepts.