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Using Decision-making and Entrepreneurial Thinking
Join us in the #SSRethinkTank for an entrepreneurial thinking activity that begins with an image. This activity has three steps: 1) See (ask descriptive questions), 2) Think (ask analytic and evaluative questions to define what is broken), and 3) Rethink (use design thinking to consider solutions to the problem). With these activities, we can help students to identify, critique, and provide solutions to some of the sustainability problems that exist in the world.
These activities can be used as bell ringers by using Part 1, or they could inspire deeper analysis and evaluation by using the resources in Part 2.
1) What do you see? In this step, show the image and tell students to provide you with evidence they see. This step isn't about inferences or opinions. That comes in the next step. You can also guide students through some descriptive questions (what, who, where, and when).
Here are some questions you can use to help guide their rethinking:
Here are some resources you can use to learn more about garbage. Learn about the garbage barge that inspired the beginnings of recycling. Some people make a living by recycling trash! Did you know that people can make energy out of trash? After reading through the information, make a personal pledge or design a sustainable solution. Share your ideas with us on social media: @usfstavros (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram)