LA2050 Grants Challenge applications are open now through June 28th, 2024.

UCLA Center X

UCLA's Center X exists to transform public schooling to create a more just, equitable, and humane society.

1 Submitted Idea

  • LEARN ·2023 Grants Challenge

    Cultivating Curiosity in Classrooms and Beyond

    An LA2050 grant would enable UCLA's Center X to pilot Design Based Learning (DBL) in UCLA Partner Schools. DBL is a multi-disciplinary methodology in which students design cities of the future, addressing issues such as resource-sharing, green space, political structures, and transit, as they work in groups to model innovative public spaces using classroom art supplies and math/science tools. DBL-trained teachers can use this approach to engage students in any subject matter, cultivating curiosity and a culture of cooperation among students.