Visy - Design Thinking for Sustainable Recycling Solutions

Visy - Design Thinking for Sustainable Recycling Solutions

  • Primary
  • Year 5 - 6
  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Environmental
  • Recycling
  • Sustainability
  • Economic
  • Design Thinking
  • ...

This Design Thinking Unit, developed in partnership with Visy, aims to empower students to identify and address issues related to recycling in their community. The unit consists of a five-stage process of empathizing, defining, ideating, prototyping, and testing. Students will conduct research, develop ideas, create prototypes, gather feedback, and implement and reflect upon changed ideas. The unit culminates with students taking action in their community to address the issues they have identified. Lessons cover topics such as environmental impact of materials, upcycling cardboard, gathering information about habits and attitudes, and sharing findings with end-users.

Tune in

Thought-provoking lessons featuring questions and activities designed to stimulate students' interest.

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Visy Education - Empathise - Discovering the Waste Problem

  • Primary
  • Year 5 - 6
  • English
  • Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Technology
  • Design and Technologies
  • Environmental
  • Recycling
  • Sustainability
  • Economic
  • Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure

Find out

Explicit instruction on the topic, increasing in complexity and breadth of knowledge.

  • Lesson
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Visy Education - Understanding the Waste Problem - Years 5 & 6

  • Primary
  • Year 5 - 6
  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Environmental
  • Recycling
  • Sustainability
  • Economic
  • Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure
  • Lesson
  • ...

Visy Education - Interpreting Information for Ideas

  • Primary
  • Year 5 - 6
  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Technology
  • Design and Technologies
  • Environmental
  • Recycling
  • Sustainability
  • Economic
  • Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure
  • Lesson
  • ...

Visy Education - Imagining a Design Solution

  • Primary
  • Year 5 - 6
  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Technology
  • Design and Technologies
  • Environmental
  • Recycling
  • Sustainability
  • Economic
  • Design Thinking
  • Lesson
  • ...

Visy Education - Seeking Feedback

  • Primary
  • Year 5 - 6
  • English
  • Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Technology
  • Design and Technologies
  • Environmental
  • Recycling
  • Sustainability
  • Economic
  • Design Thinking
  • Lesson
  • ...

Visy Education - Refining the Solution

  • Primary
  • Year 5 - 6
  • English
  • Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Technology
  • Design and Technologies
  • Environmental
  • Recycling
  • Sustainability
  • Economic
  • Design Thinking

Take action

Contextualising knowledge and inspiring students through real-world examples. These lessons feature stories of inspirational people and organisations making a difference to help bring the learning to life.

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Visy Education - Reflecting on Design Thinking

  • Primary
  • Year 5 - 6
  • English
  • Technology
  • Design and Technologies
  • Environmental
  • Recycling
  • Sustainability
  • Economic
  • Design Thinking
  • Lesson
  • ...

Visy Education - Implementing the Solution

  • Primary
  • Year 5 - 6
  • English
  • Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Technology
  • Design and Technologies
  • Environmental
  • Recycling
  • Sustainability
  • Economic
  • Design Thinking
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