D-Lab: Education & Learning

rECOLAB student project, Thailand, 2016.
rECOLAB student project, Thailand, 2016.

Using innovative and proven best-practice models to create curriculum and implement instruction about design thinking, science, engineering, global learning, community activism, and more.


With an emphasis on experiential and project-based learning, this class explores pedagogical concepts and skills to nurture creativity in youth. The class explores ways to overcome challenges in resource-poor settings such as lack of materials, language barriers, large class sizes, and entrenched pedagogy.

Teams & Projects

Students collaborate on projects with local and international partners, with a focus on K-12 classrooms and community learning centers.

Fieldwork & Travel

Fieldwork opportunities available in the summer. Local fieldwork and classroom visits required throughout the semester.

Course Information

Lisa Nam
Semester Offered
Lecture Location
Lecture Times
Units (credit hours)
Class Size
20 Students
Course #
EC.717 / EC.787 (G)