Cooking lessons, dressing up as Disney characters and a virtual mass dance on Tik Tok. These were some of the activities dreamt up by students from Methodist Girls’ School (MGS) as part of MGS Stay Creative! project. It was initiated for students to showcase their ideas that nurtured the joy of learning and sense of togetherness during Singapore’s circuit breaker period earlier this year. This is just one of the many stories that will be shared at the second Design Education Summit.
DesignSingapore Council (Dsg), in partnership with the SUTD-MIT International Design Centre, presents the 2nd Design Education Summit, a platform for educators and students to get updated on the best practices in design education.
Rethinking Design projects in a post-pandemic world, Using technology to enhance creativity in education, and the Design of learning experiences using play: these are some themes of stories shared by educators around the world, that will be celebrated at the 2nd Design Education Summit.
Attend the Summit on 4 February 2021, to be inspired by success stories of design education, learn about the latest trends and collaborate with other educators and industry professionals. Walk away with creative ideas and an expanded network that will serve to benefit the design education of students.
This convening platform is part of Dsg’s Design Industry Manpower Plan, and will support educators and design professionals in sharpening design education in Singapore and internationally, starting from building awareness and nurturing design mindsets in the young, to developing their skills and deepening their abilities.
Mr Lawrence Wong
Minister for Education and
Second Minister for Finance
Who Should Attend?
Principal, Vice-principal, Head of School, Head of Department, Level Head, Subject Head, Year Head, School Managers
Students who are interested in learning and teaching by design
Policy Makers, Curriculum Officers, Assessment Officers, Career
Guidance Officers, Educational Psychologists, Superintendents of
School, Directors, Deputy Directors, Assistant Directors
Master Teachers, Senior Teachers, Lead Teachers, Teachers, Lecturers,
CEO, CIO, CFO, Chairman, School Advisory Board Members, Trustees,
Pre-schools, Primary Schools, Secondary Schools, Special Education
(SPED) Schools, Junior Colleges & Centralised Institutes, Polytechnics,
Institutes of Technical Education and Universities
Pre-schools, Primary Schools, Secondary Schools, Art Institutes,
Universities Associations & Other Private Organisations
What You Will Learn
Adopt cutting-edge strategies on how to transform design education.
Network with industry practitioners, as well as educators as they share their journeys in design education and practice.
Explore how to use futures thinking as a framework to imagine new possibilities for design education.
Nurture a creative and growth mindset in students through insights and sharpen their design sensibilities to help them gain a better appreciation of how design can impact their daily lives.
Understand how students are at the heart of education and how to design for them.
Build mindsets to drive change within education by harnessing the teacher’s creativity and beliefs.
Discover the power of an idea and how it is capable of impacting our actions and future.
Call For Stories
The Call for Stories for this summit has closed. Selected educators and students will be given an opportunity to present and share their work at the Design Education Summit. We are still keen on hearing stories from educators and students, in both public and private education institutes from across the world. Please write to email@example.com if have a story to share.
Frequently Asked Questions
Design Education Summit 2021 is a full-day virtual summit on 4 February 2021. Registered delegates will receive the login details at least 2 weeks before the event date.
This summit is for all educators who are interested in understanding the importance of design and wish to learn new teaching approaches. The Summit will cover a wide range of topics such as how to build 21st century skills, and social emotional learning, to advancing visual thinking skills to spark curiosity, fun and conversation with children to ignite their creativity, empathy and communication skills.
You will get an opportunity to learn from and interact with industry leaders who will share with you skills and knowledge required to prepare you for your future career.
The sessions will be conducted in English. Specific to the workshops, in the spirit of teamwork and collaboration, fellow delegates who are fluent in English will help you along.
Yes. You will need a digital device (e.g. smartphone/tablet) with good internet connection to attend the plenary sessions. However, for the workshop, as it is interactive, joining via tablet or mobile is not recommended. You will need to have a desktop computer or laptop that you can comfortably work on.
All registered delegates will be able to access the videos after the Summit. More information will be provided post-Summit.
As the Summit is completely virtual, the Summit pack will greatly elevate your experience. However, if you are uncomfortable with providing your mailing address, but would still like the pack, kindly email us with the Registered Name and Email Address to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Group Registration Rate is only applicable for registration with 5 pax and above.
Your registration will only be confirmed upon successful payment. Communique Live Asia Pte Ltd, the Summit’s appointed events management partner will be facilitating the payment. The payment modes accepted are as follows:
GIRO Payment/ Telegraphic Transfer
Bank Name: United Overseas Bank Limited Bank Account No.: 356-301-526-6 Bank Address: 80 Marine Parade Road #01-13, Parkway Parade Singapore 449369 Bank Account Name: Communique Live Asia Pte Ltd Branch Code: 062 Bank Code: 7375
Bank Transfer or PayNow Please indicate registrant/ institution’s name on the remarks or reference field when performing the transfers. PayNow should be made payable to Communique Live Asia Pte Ltd by: - Scanning the QR code provided; OR - UEN: 200818486C
Local Cheque Payment All cheques must be crossed and made payable to Communique Live Asia Pte Ltd and mailed to:
Design Education Summit Event Secretariat C/O Communique Live Asia Pte Ltd 28 Sin Ming Lane, Midview City #07-132, Singapore 573972
E-Invoice Payment via Vendors@Gov For Singapore organisations that requires an invoice to be submitted via Vendors@Gov, kindly provide the following information along with delegate’s name/ registration invoice number to email@example.com
Your Workshop/Webinar selection will be confirmed upon registration. Any changes required will need to be requested via email to the event secretariat at with the Registered Name and Email Address to firstname.lastname@example.org . This will be subjected to availability.