Doer’s Mindset

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In this lesson, pupils will be presented with a concept of a Doers’ mindset and do a self-assessment complimented with an action plan on how to improve their skills.

Learning Outcomes

  • Get introduced to the concept of Doers’ Mindset
  • Understand that proactive mindset guides people in the world
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  • With the help of the assessment test they learn which are their strong and less strong skills
  • Make a plan how to improve at least one of their skills

What is the target audience?

  • Young Students aged 12-13

Lesson 1

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Learning Unit 2.1 DOERS’ ASSESSMENT
45'

In this lesson, pupils will be presented with a concept of a Doers’ mindset and do a self-assessment complimented with an action plan on how to improve their skills.

 

TIME: 45 min*

* The lesson is prepared for a general duration of 45 or 90 minutes, however since the content is interactive the actual time may vary. The same applies to preparation time.

 

PREPARATION: the learning unit refers to Chapter 7 of the Doers’ Mindset Guide – as for preparation it is recommended to revise the content. See the materials you need for this lesson under the MATERIALS section.

 

CLASS ORGANISATION: Frontal, individual work

 

METHODOLOGY: Assessment test, creation of a plan for self-improvement, presentation of information in class

 

LESSON GOALS: Topic from the project: Doers’ Assessment

Pupils:

-          Get introduced to the concept of Doers’ Mindset

-          Understand that proactive mindset guides people in the world

-          With the help of the assessment test they learn which are their strong and less strong skills

-          Make a plan how to improve at least one of their skills

 

SUBJECT:

-          psychology

-          sociology

-          class meeting

-          elective subject

-          design & technology

-          business

-          after school activities

 

MATERIALS:

-          computer and projector

-          printouts and pencil

Lesson 2

1
Learning Unit 2.2. CHANGE, MINDSET AND BEHAVIOUR
45'

In this lesson, pupils will learn about change as a part of our everyday life, about different types of mindsets and how they are connected to behaviour. They will be encouraged to think positively and turn a negative situation into a favourable one.

 

TIME: 45 min*

* The lesson is prepared for a general duration of 45 or 90 minutes, however since the content is interactive the actual time may vary. The same applies to preparation time.

 

PREPARATION: the learning unit refers to Chapters 3, 4, and 5 of the Doers’ Mindset Guide – as for preparation, it is recommended to revise the content. See the materials you need for this lesson under the MATERIALS section below.

 

CLASS ORGANISATION: Frontal, individual work

 

METHODOLOGY: Presentation of information and cases, brainstorming

 

LESSON GOALS: Topic from the project: Change and how we act in the face of one / Doers’ mindset / “Just do it” type of people

Pupils:

-          Get introduced to the concept of change, fixed, growth, and doers’ midset

-          Learn how behaviour is connected to mindset

-          Are encouraged to think positively and turn a negative situation into a positive one

-          Brainstorm for examples

 

SUBJECT:

-          Psychology

-          Sociology

-          Class meeting

-          Elective subject

-          Design & technology

-          Business

-          After school activities

 

MATERIALS:

-          Computer and projector

-          Whiteboard / blackboard

Lesson 3

1
LEARNING UNIT 2.3 – GETTING THINGS DONE: PROBLEM SOLVING PROCESS
45

In this lesson, pupils will get familiar with the problem-solving process and do a case study to help them understand the steps of the process better.  

TIME: 45 min*

* The lesson is prepared for a general duration of 45, however, since the content is interactive the actual time may vary. The same applies to preparation time.

 

PREPARATION: the learning unit refers to Chapter 6 of the Doers’ Mindset Guide – as for preparation it is recommended to revise the content. See the materials you need for this lesson under the MATERIALS section below.

CLASS ORGANISATION: Frontal

METHODOLOGY: Presentation of information and cases

LESSON GOALS: Topic from the project: Getting things done

Pupils:

-          Get introduced to the problem-solving process

-          Go through a case study  

-          Learn how behaviour is connected to mindset

-          Are encouraged to think of their own case they would like to address and solve using the problem-solving process

SUBJECT:

-          Psychology

-          Sociology

-          Class meeting

-          Elective subject

-          Design & technology

-          Business

-          After school activities

MATERIALS:

-          computer and projector

Lesson 4

1
LEARNING UNIT 2.4 – TEACHING PLAN - GETTING THINGS DONE: MISSION
45

In this lesson, pupils will start working on their case based on a given crisis.

TIME: 45 min*

* The lesson is prepared for a general duration of 45 minutes, however since the content is interactive the actual time may vary. The same applies to preparation time.

 

PREPARATION: the learning unit refers to Chapter 6.1 of the Doers’ Mindset Guide – as for preparation it is recommended to revise the content. See the materials you need for this lesson under the MATERIALS section.

CLASS ORGANISATION: Frontal, group work, pupils’ presentations

METHODOLOGY: Presentation of information and tasks, research on crisis and the problem it brings/causesm, formulate a mission briefing

LESSON GOALS: Topic from the project: Getting things done – Mission

Understanding that the problem-solving process starts with an identified crisis that needs solving. There is no time yet for the solutions, at first everybody needs to get very familiar with the challenge and define a mission to later develop the right solution. Pupils will:

-        Start working on their problem-solving case

-        Learn how to recognize a problem that need solving

-        Learn how to form a mission statement or a briefing

-        Learn how to argue their choice

SUBJECT:

-        Psychology

-        Sociology

-        Class meeting

-        Elective subject

-        Design & technology

-        Business

-        After school activities

MATERIALS:

-        Computer and projector

-        A3 paper sheets

-        Mobiles, tablets or computer to access internet for research

Lesson 5

1
LEARNING UNIT 2.5 – TEACHING PLAN - GETTING THINGS DONE: RESEARCH
45

In this lesson, pupils will research, looking for information relevant to the selected problem and supporting their mission statement.  

TIME: 45 min*

* The lesson is prepared for a general duration of 45 minutes, however since the content is interactive the actual time may vary. The same applies to preparation time.

PREPARATION: the learning unit refers to Chapter 6.2 of the Doers’ Mindset Guide – as for preparation it is recommended to revise the content. See the materials you need for this lesson under the MATERIALS section.

CLASS ORGANISATION: Group work

METHODOLOGY: Research, contextual research, qualitative research, data search, Interviews

LESSON GOALS: Topic from the project: Getting things done – Research

Pupils:

-        Learn how to do focused research

-        Learn to organize data  

SUBJECT:

-        psychology

-        sociology

-        class meeting

-        elective subject

-        design & technology

-        business

-        after school activities

 

MATERIALS:

-        computer and projector

-        computers/tablets/smartphones for pupils

Lesson 6

1
LEARNING UNIT 2.6 – TEACHING PLAN - GETTING THINGS DONE: DEFINE
90

In this lesson, pupils will define the personas for their cases, and draft empathy maps and guiding questions – all to help them focus on finding the best possible solution.

TIME: 90 min *

* The lesson is prepared for a general duration of 90 minutes, however, if the class is smaller and fast, this can be brought down to one hour. However, since the content is interactive the actual time may vary. The same applies to preparation time.

PREPARATION: the learning unit refers to Chapter 6.3 of the Doers’ Mindset Guide – as for preparation it is recommended to revise the content. See the materials you need for this lesson under the MATERIALS section.

CLASS ORGANISATION: Project-based group work

METHODOLOGY: Frontal presentation, information organization

LESSON GOALS: Topic from the project: Getting things done – Define

Pupils:

-          Learn how to do organise the collected information and data

-          Learn how to synthesise the information into useful content

-          Learn how to use simple methods for problem-solving – guiding question

 

SUBJECT:

-          Society class

-          Sociology

-          Psychology

-          Class meeting

-          Elective subject

-          Extracurricular activities

 

MATERIALS:

-          Computer and projector

-          Paper (notebooks) and pencils

Lesson 7

1
LEARNING UNIT 2.7 – TEACHING PLAN - GETTING THINGS DONE: IDEATE
45 Minutes

In this lesson, pupils will learn various techniques to generate ideas that could lead to the solution of the problem they are working on. Some techniques are very classic, others are new and intriguing.

TIME: 45 min*

* The lesson is prepared for a general duration of 45 minutes, however since the content is interactive the actual time may vary. The same applies to preparation time.

PREPARATION: the learning unit refers to Chapter 6.4 of the Doers’ Mindset Guide – as for preparation it is recommended to revise the content. See the materials you need for this lesson under the MATERIALS section.

CLASS ORGANISATION: Group work

METHODOLOGY: Frontal presentation, brainstorming, information synthetisation

LESSON GOALS: Topic from the project: Getting things done – Ideate

Pupils:

-          Learn various techniques for generating ideas

-          Learn how to synthesise the information into useful content

-          Learn to work together

-          Learn to accept others’ opinions and build on the ideas of others

SUBJECT:

-          society class

-          sociology

-          psychology

-          class meeting

-          elective subject

-          extracurricular activities

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MATERIALS:

-          computer and projector

-          paper (notebooks) and pencils

-          post-it notes

-          markers

Lesson 8

1
LEARNING UNIT 2.8 – TEACHING PLAN - GETTING THINGS DONE: PROTOTYPE
90

In this lesson, pupils will plan build, and create prototypes of their solutions and test them with users. This will be a preparation step for the final phase of the problem-solving process – the pitch.

TIME: 90 min

* The lesson is prepared for a general duration of 90 minutes, however since the content is interactive the actual time may vary. The same applies to preparation time.

PREPARATION: the learning unit refers to Chapter 6.5 and 6.6 of the Doers’ Mindset Guide – as for preparation it is recommended to revise the content. See the materials you need for this lesson under the MATERIALS section.

CLASS ORGANISATION: Project-based group work

METHODOLOGY: Brainstorming, focussed assignment, prototyping, user testing, interview planning and execution, information synthetisation

LESSON GOALS: Topic from the project: Getting things done – Prototype / Test

Pupils:

-          Learn how to convert an idea to a real life solution

-          Learn to think practically

-          Learn how to synthesise the information into useful content

-          Learn to accept others’ opinions and build on the ideas of others

 

SUBJECT:

-          Society class

-          Sociology

-          Psychology

-          Class meeting

-          Elective subject

-          Extracurricular activities

MATERIALS:

-          computer and projector

-          paper (notebooks) and pencils

-          Prototyping material (below are some suggestions – some things can be sourced by the school, others can be brought to class by pupils and teacher):

        A4 format (EU) or letter (US) size white paper

        A3 format (EU) or tabloid or ledger (US) size white paper

        Assorted colours paper (ideally 160+ gsm)

        Roll of endless white or brown paper

        SAP Scenes Cut-outs (freely available on: https://experience.sap.com/designservices/approach/scenes)

        Post-it notes

        Scissors

        Sharpies (assorted colours)

        Whiteboard, erasable markers (assorted colours)

        Colour pencils (assorted colours)

        Pencils (ideally with HB hardness)

        Pencil erasers

        Pencil sharpeners

        Glue sticks (or other type of paper fast-drying glue)

        Sellotape & Sellotape dispensers

        Masking tape

        Cardboard sheets (ideally A3/tabloid/ledger size)

        Magazines, newspapers, etc.

        Ruler

        Strings (assorted colours or plain)

        Creative pipe cleaners

        Gift-wrapping tapes

        Pom-poms (various sizes, assorted colours)

        Photo booth props

        Lollipop craft sticks

        Name stickers

        LEGO pieces

Lesson 9

1
LEARNING UNIT 2.9 – TEACHING PLAN - GETTING THINGS DONE: PITCH
60'-90'

In this lesson, pupils will learn how to create a pitch and how to pitch their solution to public and potential users.  This is the final step of the problem-solving process. Generally, knowing how to make a good pitch and gain confidence doing in doing so, is one of the most useful skills for further educational and professional life.

TIME: 60 or 90 min*

* The lesson is prepared for a general duration of 60 minutes for smaller class or small number of teams and 90 minutes for larger class or larger number of teams. Since the content is interactive the actual time may vary further. The same applies to preparation time.

 

PREPARATION: The learning unit refers to Chapter 6.7 and 6.8 of the Doers’ Mindset Guide – as for preparation it is recommended to revise the content. See the materials you need for this lesson under the MATERIALS section.

CLASS ORGANISATION: Group work

METHODOLOGY: Brainstorming, presentation creation, frontal presentation in class, self-assessment

LESSON GOALS: Topic from the project: Getting things done – Implementation / Pitch

Pupils:

-          Learn how to implement a product / solution

-          Learn the content of a good pitch

-          Learn how to prepare a great pitch

-          Present their pitch in front of the class

-          Do a new self-assessment (repeating the Doers’ test from learning unit 2.1)

SUBJECT:

-       Society class

-       Sociology

-       Psychology

-       Class meeting

-       Elective subject

-       Extracurricular activities

 

MATERIALS:

-       computer and projector

-       computers available to students (for creating ppt presentations)

-       Posters or flipcharts

-       Bold Markers

Enrolled: 7 students
Duration: 2 hours
Lectures: 9
Video: 1 hours
Level: Beginner

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