design singaporesingapore city of designsutd mit idcsutd
main banner
DEST Action

The DesignSingapore Council (Dsg) is pleased to present the 2nd edition of the Design Education Summit taking place virtually on 4 February 2021! The Summit is organised in partnership with the SUTD-MIT International Design Centre (IDC) at the Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD).

Rethinking design projects in a post-pandemic world, using technology to enhance creativity in education, re-designing learning experiences using play. These are some of the themes shared by educators around the world that will be celebrated at the Summit. Be inspired by stories of design education, learn about the latest global education trends and collaborate with other educators and industry professionals. Walk away with creative ideas and an expanded network that you can tap on to benefit and empower our future generation.

The Design Education Summit is a key initiative in the DesignSingapore Council’s Design Industry Manpower Plan. The Plan comprises talent strategies that cut across the learning continuum, starting from young to build awareness and appreciation, nurturing mindsets to skills development and deepening abilities.

Who Should Attend?


Principals, Vice-principals, Heads of School, Heads of Department, Level Heads, Subject Heads, Year Heads, 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, Career Counsellors

Chief Executive Officer, Chief Innovation Officer, Chief Financial Officer, Chairman, School Advisory Board Members, Trustees, Directors


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, Colleges

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.


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 if you have a story to share.