Q2. What's Your Problem? Step 1
You will be using empathy to begin learning how to define a problem.
Example of a SCENARIO:
- Ralph is a high school student who spends 8 hours a day in class. Most of the time Ralph has to sit in uncomfortable chairs and be sitting up and facing the front of the room. When Ralph moves between classes, he carries a large backpack. When he gets to class he needs a place to put his stuff.
5-Chair Scenario Activity:
Copy or download the 5-chair Scenario document.
Then, work independently, and add your answers to the document after reading each of the individual's scenarios:
- How do you think the individual identified feels?
- What needs might they have?
- What problems might they have that you could help find a solution for?
Competencies & Standards
MITECS Michigan Integrated Technology Competencies for Students, and
3. Knowledge Constructor
c. Curate information from digital resources using a variety of tools and methods to create collections of artifacts or solving authentic problems
d. Build knowledge by actively exploring real-world issues and problems, developing ideas and theories and pursuing answers and solutions
7. Global Collaborator
d. Students explore local and global issues and use collaborative technologies to work with others to investigate solutions