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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



We facilitate design thinking workshops to schools and organizations



We study people, derive insights, and craft evaluation tools



We build prototypes and guide your team through the design process

Recent Projects

Skills to Succeed

Type: Research / Client: 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: Design + Research / Client: 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

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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The Ripple Effect

After identifying these effects, we asked the participants to think bigger: what will the effects be on the school community? On the neighborhood? On the town? One thing we appreciated about facilitating this workshop is that it exposed us to the different problems school leaders outside of Manila have to face; from waste management, to the lack of electricity and internet connectivity, to conflicts between the school and the nearby landowners

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Creative Confidence for Teachers

A workshop on creativity! You could say it was bound to happen. Katty is a social scientist who has ongoing pursuits in music, urban farming and alternative medicine. Gerson champions for the inclusion of design and technology in education. Delphine works countless hours as a professional theatre actor and dancer. The three tapped into their experiences and delivered a workshop on the creative applications of teaching to the faculty of Philippine Science High School — Ilocos Region Campus (Pisay-IRC).

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