Bridging Your Way To A Successful Future

A Boutique Design Thinking High School based in Johannesburg - South Africa.

DESIGN THINKING IN EDUCATION

Design Thinking is a mindset and approach to learning, collaboration, and problem solving. In practice, the design process is a structured framework for identifying challenges, gathering information, generating potential solutions, refining ideas, and testing solutions.

GREENSIDE DESIGN CENTER

Greenside Design Center is an internationally acclaimed, specialist design college focused on nurturing creative and innovative thinkers. Our philosophy is based on being Different by Design in order to train graduates to bring fresh ideas and new thinking to design tasks.

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IDEA COLLECTIVE

The IDEA Collective team believes design’s core purpose is to improve the quality of life for all. In order to bring this to reality we need to produce citizens who are proactive problem solvers and who create appropriate solutions that take cognisance of social, cultural, environmental and economic factors. The team believes we need to embrace Life Long Learning to develop life skills for people of all ages through stimulating critical thinking, active and cooperative learning and empathy.

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Our story

How We Came To Be

Bridgeway High School was established in 2006. We strive to provide academic excellence as we equip the learners with tools that enable them to be a success in life as well as significant in the community and workplace. A core focus at Bridgeway High School is Design, and more specifically, the design-thinking process. We believe that design not only develops creative intelligence and vital life skills, but moulds our learners to become leaders that impact our country through innovation, entrepreneurial skills and proactive problem solving. These areas focus on social, cultural, environmental and economic factors.

The learners at Bridgeway High School are part of the school but more importantly, are part of a family that encourage one another to strive for greatness and positively partake in team work. These team activities include talent shows, schools camps, fundraisers, community outreach programmes, theatre productions and workshops with leading design institutions such as Greenside Design Centre in collaboration with Terrestrial, an award-winning design agency.

Our philosophy

Collaboration For Success

We are focussed on collaborating with like minded individuals and organisations who embrace the complexity of a modern world, and actively seek to empower individuals to navigate this complexity and thrive in uncertainty. It is this shared philosophy that brought together the owners of Bridgeway High School and the Greenside Design Center to form The Idea Collective with the intent to bring Design Thinking methodologies into the education environment.

Design Thinking applied to our curriculum in 2020.


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During COVID19 we did not stop learning…

We have embraced topics like building Beetlebots, AutoCAD and CODING, not as subjects but rather as tools where the Design Thinking Process can be applied within different contexts.

BEETLEBOT

The Beetlebot is a remarkably simple little robot that avoids obstacles on the floor without using any programmable computer chip. Two motors propel the bot forward, and when one of its feelers (contact switch) hits an obstacle, the bot reverses its opposite motor to rotate around and avoid the obstacle.The Beetlebot is a remarkably simple little robot that avoids obstacles on the floor without using any programmable computer chip. Two motors propel the bot forward, and when one of its feelers (contact switch) hits an obstacle, the bot reverses its opposite motor to rotate around and avoid the obstacle.

AUTO-CAD

Our students designed a bachelor/bachelorette pad using AutoCAD which is Computer-Aided Design (CAD) software that is used by architects, engineers, and construction professionals to create precise 2D and 3D drawings.Our students designed a bachelor/bachelorette pad using AutoCAD which is Computer-Aided Design (CAD) software that is used by architects, engineers, and construction professionals to create precise 2D and 3D drawings.

CODING

Coding is what makes it possible for us to create computer software apps and websites. Maths is a key component imbedded in the learning process of mastering coding.

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