Solving Problems Through Design Thinking and Computational Thinking: How to Inspire Learners to be Problem Solvers
In this workshop, we will look at the principles of design thinking and computational thinking. We will provide attendees with practical ways that can be used across the curriculum and not just in coding or technology-related subjects. We will share how teachers can start embracing technology and help learners to not just be consumers of knowledge or technology but guide them towards a position where they will confidently and creatively contribute, solve problems and innovate.
B-Abee Toperesu is an IT professional and entrepreneur with over 15 years’ experience in using information technology for teaching and learning. His experience ranges from teaching through to support and development. B-Abee graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce Hons degree in Information systems from the University of Cape Town and is currently finalizing his Master of Commerce in Information Systems degree.
In his academic career, B-Abee has published over 5 research papers at international conferences and 1 article in an International Journal. His research specifically focused on using mobile technology for teaching and learning through which he has extensively applied the behaviorism, cognitivism and constructivism learning theories.
Before joining CodeNgwana, B-Abee worked as Director at the Classier Group of companies for 2 years where he helped to successfully grow three small businesses. Outside of work, B-Abee is a loving family man who personally helps his wife to home school their children.