'Design for social change and design education: Social challenges versus teacher-centred pedagogies': The 12th European Academy of Design (EAD2012) Conference hosted by Sapienza University of Rome in Italy, and it will foster discussion among designers, academics and experts about the articulated scenario of contemporary design and its perspectives, with intent to nurture diversity and interdisciplinarity. Abstract: Increasingly, various design-related processes are employed to address social issues. Design for social change entails the adoption of a variety of strategies that at their core are human-centred. There is an expectation that design education should cater for the competencies that will allow graduates to deal successfully with the challenge of design for social change. However, teacher-centered instructional approaches neglect end-users; they are not human-centered.