Founder of the Educational Technology Summit Series in India Brings Design Thinking to Address Social Problems

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In a new interview with CMRubinWorld, Deepti Sawhney, Founder and CEO of India based Mahattattva, says design thinking and problem solving skills are imperative for students in her country today.

When families, community groups, businesses and educators come together to support learning, children can achieve more. In a new interview with C.M. Rubin, Founder of CMRubinWorld, Deepti Sawhney, Founder and CEO of Manhattattva and its Educational Technology Summit Series, says her new Summit is focused on nurturing Creativity, Innovation and Entrepreneurship. Her platform provides students with opportunities to “exhibit their creativity, problem-solving skills, innovation and entrepreneurial skills.” During the event, students create prototypes for new products and business executives provide constructive feedback on the work developed by the students.

The main idea behind Sawhney’s learning models has been to give students an understanding of the design-thinking cycle, through a practical program. “The participating students are encouraged to solve real-world authentic problems by innovative design thinking,” says Sawhney, who adds that the greatest challenge she has faced in India is that teachers “don’t have time in their timetable to conduct innovative activities in school.”

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Deepti Sawhney is the Founder and CEO of Mahattattva, an educational transformation company focused on empowering schools to implement sustainable solutions, to achieve leading educational transformations with new-age technology. Sawhney is the winner of the Leadership Award at BETT Asia 2019 for her work on ‘Design Thinking for Social Change’.

CMRubinWorld’s award-winning series, The Global Search for Education, brings together distinguished thought leaders in education and innovation from around the world to explore the key learning issues faced by most nations. The series has become a highly visible platform for global discourse on 21st century learning, offering a diverse range of innovative ideas which are presented by the series founder, C. M. Rubin, together with the world’s leading thinkers.

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