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Victoria Koo

MA work

HYTE - Hybrid Teaching

Hybrid teaching (HYTE) is a professional development service that aims to reduce the number of teachers leaving the profession prematurely. 

This project was done in collaboration with the Department for Education, UK. It was developed in response to the critical shortage of teachers, where one out of 4 teachers left within 3 years due to job inflexibility, limited growth options and misaligned goals.

HYTE hopes to motivate teachers and sustain their passion and commitment in teaching by offering tailored growth options that aligns to their aspirations and interests. 

Compared to the current linear path, HYTE is a personalized and dynamic career model providing greater flexibility, career mobility and variety in teacher’s role.

By combining teaching with opportunities beyond the classroom, HYTE opens up new pathways for professional development across the education ecosystem through bespoke partnership formed with diverse organizations.

The availability of ongoing needs assessment helps schools better understand their staff needs and retain them. 

HYTE refreshes teachers, widens their horizons and increases their job satisfaction. Also, it gives schools access to new content and networks for continuous improvement.

Info

  • MA Degree

    School

    School of Design

    Programme

    MA Service Design, 2017

  • I take on a multidisciplinary, systems thinking approach in problem solving.

    I have always been interested in culture and narratives underpinning people’s motivations and behaviour, which has driven my practice. 

    I enjoy traversing between diverse fields and operating in the space where two different entities meet, turning insights into implementable service solutions and user experiences.

    Often challenging the status quo, I design to provide alternative visions of what could be.
  • Degrees

  • BFA Product Design, Nanyang Technological University, 2011
  • Experience

  • Service designer, ICAEW, England, 2016; Innovation consultant, NBDA Asia, Singapore, 2012
  • Awards

  • Design Singapore Scholarship, 2015
  • Publications

  • Victoria Koo, Soul Searching - Transforming organizations from the inside out, 2016 (Distinction)