S03 : Ep. 14 : Critical & Creative Problem Solving to the Rescue : A Pandemic Story with Daniel Davison


S03 : Ep. 14 : Critical & Creative Problem Solving to the Rescue : A Pandemic Story with Daniel Davison

In this unique episode, I speak with Daniel Davison (HOD Design and Innovation at Iona College) to discuss the amazing story responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. In this amazing collaboration, Daniel responded to Herston Bio Fabrication Institute ‘call to arms’ for people with 3D printers to print face shields. 9 printers ready to go, assembled 6 more, borrowed 6, purchased 10 more. Produced 6,500 disposable masks and 2,000+ reusable masks 24/7 since April 4th. We also discuss the details behind this amazing feat as well as the educator’s mindset to ‘lead by example’ for their students. As well as outlining the various 21st century technology tools and skills embedded into the educational practice by Daniel. This story, amid a global pandemic truly showcases the power of the right mindset, skills and education.

About Daniel Davison:

  • Daniel Davison – Head of Faculty - Design and Innovation (Industrial Technology, Design, Aerospace, Digital Technology) – Iona College
  • Brisbane Bayside State College - Design and Technology Teacher (2010 – 2016)
  • Burpengary State Secondary College - Head of Department – Engineering Design Technology (2017)
  • Brisbane Bayside State College - Design and Technology Teacher (2018)