Tulane University Life Design Education Reaching Over 10,000 Students Globally
300 educators have accessed our Life Design materials to use in their school, campus, or classroom, reaching over 10,000 learners worldwide. The open access Taylor Your Life Educator materials were created to support changemaking career development with human-centered design methods mindsets and tools.
“Here at the Phyllis M. Taylor Center for Social Innovation and Design Thinking, our approach to life design is focused on changemaking, the belief that individuals in any position can work toward positive social change. We teach life design as a tool for students to navigate their transition from college to the working world, but life design can be applied to any arena you wish to explore and change in life.”- Julia Lang, M.S., Professor of Practice and the Associate Director of Career Education and Life Design at the Taylor Center.
Taylor Your Life course materials have been primarily used among undergraduate students and in co-curricular activities such as workshops. Instructors have reported positive feedback in implementing the curricula.
Educators that have piloted the program noted that the course materials were:
- Detail-oriented with guidelines to manage facilitation effectively
- Seamless in the flow of topics needed to deepen understanding and discover learning
- Mashups & guided visualization were particularly powerful
- Materials and content are suitable for audiences of varying intellectual rigor
If you are an educator interested in bringing Life Design Education to your school, campus, or classroom, the Phyllis M. Taylor Center for Social Innovation and Design Thinking has made the Taylor Your Life Educator Materials free to educators worldwide.
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About Life Design at the Taylor Center
Created by Julia Lang, Taylor life design courses teach students to “TAYLOR” their life through the application of methods and mindsets of design thinking (human-centered design) to career development. Taylor Center life design instructors come from varied academic backgrounds and teach students from every school at Tulane. To learn more about the Taylor Center’s approach to life design education, read Julia Lang’s Ten Frameworks of Life Design Education.
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