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Habi Education Lab is a design and research group that works in various contexts, from early childhood education to adult learning and development. We envision a creative and robust education sector that leverages empathy, learning science, data, and design thinking for continuous improvement and innovation.

What we do

Teach

Teach

We facilitate design thinking workshops to schools and organizations

Research

Research

We study people, derive insights, and craft evaluation tools

Design

Design

We build prototypes and guide your team through the design process

Recent Projects

Globe Prism Teacher Development Program

Type: Workshop Design and Facilitation / Partner: Globe Telecom

We developed an experiential, project-based, professional development program on digital literacy for teachers for Globe Telecom‘s Education arm. The activities required sustained engagement with digital tools, and they were able to use these tools to create blogs, games, infographics, surveys, informational videos, and pitches for community projects. While accomplishing their tasks, they were also able to improve their soft skills such as time management, communication, empathy, and creativity.

Diwa Innovators Bootcamp

Type: Workshop Design / Partner: Diwa Learning Systems

We crafted activities for the Diwa Innovators Bootcamp, a nationwide workshop series sponsored by publishing company Diwa Learning Systems. The goal is to advocate for integrating Design Thinking mindsets such as empathy, prototyping, and collaboration, into all subjects and grade levels. We worked with Diwa authors and educators in co-designing the activities and preparing their roles as facilitators for these workshops.

Skills to Succeed

Type: Research / Partner: Save the Children

We translated an English assessment tool into Filipino with Save the Children by facilitating workshops in item writing, conducting field interviews and discussions, administering sample tests, and analysing the statistical reliability and validity of the new tool.

Learning Action Cells Toolkit

Type: Materials Design / Partner: BEST + DepEd

The Department of Education has a new nationwide policy for teacher development, called Learning Action Cells. This program empowers all schools to do teacher training that is peer-led and continuous. Together with the Basic Education Sector Transformation program, we investigated challenges, identified key insights, prototyped toolkit components, and tested solutions to end-users to develop delightful and relevant materials for all Filipino public school teachers.

What's New

Habi's Social + Blog Stream

Labnotes / a peek into our culture and ideas

Reimagining Education

How can schools be redesigned in order to nurture a new generation of changemakers? We have been invited by Ashoka to lead their ChangemakerXChange public event that focused on Reimagining Education.

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Let's Talk About Education Inequity

Since coming back to the Philippines in 2015, I’ve worked hand in hand with different organizations addressing real issues in the Philippine educational landscape. Some organizations are more well-known than others, but they’re all united to fight a wicked problem: education inequity.

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A Lesson on Empathy

With what’s going on now--political tensions, war on drugs, terrorism-- I am pushed to explore ways on how to arm our students with a proper understanding of our world. The dark times we face should empower us to teach beyond content and encourage our students to make things better; be aware yet stay optimistic.

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Going Regional

Working with the ebullient children, whose ideas were as colorful as the diverse national clothing they respectively wore that day, was definitely a breath of fresh air. Now we can proudly say that Habi had a hand in strengthening our country’s ties with our ASEAN neighbors.

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