Event Highlights - An Introduction to Design Thinking and Human-Centered Design Methodologies

13 October 2020
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This article was originally posted on NORRAG's website on October 7, 2020.


On 30 September 30, 2020 the KIX EAP hub held a webinar that brought together 277 participants from 56 countries to discuss the methodologies and mindset of design thinking and its applicability in the education sector. This webinar was organized by NORRAG with simultaneous interpretation into Russian and Arabic. The recording of the webinar can be found here (available in English and Russian).

After brief welcome remarks and an introduction by Gita Steiner-Khamsi (Professor, Director of NORRAG and KIX EAP Hub), Margarita Lopez (Senior Program Specialist, KIX from the International Development Research Centre) presented the KIX initiative approach to scaling innovation in education.

Sina Mossayeb, a pioneer in design-thinking and chief creative officer at Aero, led an interactive webinar on what design thinking means, how to gain familiarity with the process of design-thinking and ways to explore innovation in the realms of education. In his own words,

“As educators and developers, people are the heart of it… they already know what they need… we are just facilitating it

 There was an overwhelming amount of participation from the KIX EAP region and worldwide. Throughout his presentation, Sina Mossayeb provided many great examples and stories to showcase existing and past projects and innovations. To access the recordings, and additional resources, please see here


Upcoming KIX EAP webinars: 




29 October 2020
(9:00 - 10:30 AM  Geneva/ CEST)

Using data to improve learning: Engaging with policy and reform.

Please click here to register in advance.


ACER - Australian Council for Educational Research

25 November 2020
(9:00-10:30 AM    Geneva/ CEST)

Curriculum implementation - competency-based learning and the alignment of curriculum, pedagogy and assessment.

Please click here to register in advance.

UNESCO Bangkok


The KIX EAP Hub will be hosting different activities in the upcoming months, which respond to the specific demands of the 21 countries in the hub. Please check their website for regular updates.