Adaptive Learning and Job Creation in the Context of a Digital Revolution
A LiFT Workshop
Trondheim, Norway. September 30, October 1, 2016
Jonathan Reams’ blog:
This workshop focused on the topic of early school leaving in Scandinavia and what can be done about it.
From the call:
“Many people sense that a more robust and resilient community is needed in these times of transition, with disruptive changes across all sectors of society. Digital technologies are disrupting existing market structures and creating new ones at an amazing speed. How can we as individuals, organizations and local communities join forces to influence these deep structural changes and foster a common culture that benefits the society as a whole?”
As part of our efforts to address these challenges, we invited a diverse range of stakeholders, and about 45 participated in the workshop. Together they engaged in co-creating prototypes of innovative learning concepts focusing on the following needs and opportunities:
- Self-organized and adaptive learning opportunities in schools. For instance through cooperation with businesses and social responsibility projects.
- Empowering people and fostering sustainable jobs for underutilized or marginalized segments of society. For instance through a combination of handcraft, technology and storytelling.
- Learning arenas for adults that feel the urge to move beyond personal success to build professional and trustworthy leadership capacity that benefits the society as a whole. For instance creating a “think & act tank” addressing specific needs and supporting social responsibility initiatives in the local community.
Post-conference follow-up events:
Please join us in creating and sustaining a compelling vision for our children’s future!
The local organization U-Turn is convening the space for enabling follow-up projects and initiatives to carry forward the ideas generated during the LiFT event.
U:turn‘s mission is to create learning arenas and enterprises at the intersection of technology, education and compassion. The LiFT / U:turn workshop in Trondheim has brought together stakeholders with diverse interests and views in relation to this topic. Engaging these perspectives further is essential in order to support the emergence of innovative solutions that can cut across sectors of society.
Download our workshop abstract here: LiFT Trondheim 2016 invitation.