Learning Pod Experiments

We are launching a series of experiments focusing on developing new methodologies and approaches to education and learning to expand the horizon in relation to future of skills and innovative learning methods that can feed into the learning, education, and skills agenda of climate change - pdf

# Connection to the audience for the experiment Understand your target audience and stakeholders before you frame the problem area. Focus on connection with stakeholders before content to help foster buy-in and a shared understanding of the problem being addressed.

# Involvement and participatory approaches Support active involvement and engagement of relevant stakeholders and the local context and consider how the target group can contribute to the experiment throughout the process.

# Dissemination Consider which formats of dissemination can be used to make the experiment accessible, interesting and understandable to others during the process and after completion – and consider how to do this in interesting, creative, and new ways.

# Scaling and Experiment Viability Consider the potentials for how the experiment can live on after 2020 financially, resource-wise, and practically, and the possibilities of upscaling and to enter larger established collaborations in society.

# Learning from others / reconnaissance Get inspired by others. Is anyone else doing what you would like to do? What have been done of similar projects previously? Are there any key actors or organisations who can provide useful insights, experiences, and good practices?

# Background

We are facing profound changes in our climate and environment but also in our societies and job markets. We should not just adapt to these changes, but also reflect them and proactively prepare for them. EIT Climate-KIC wants to embrace the future and provide demand-led and accessible learning opportunities and education for all.

It is the EIT Climate-KIC community’s aim to prepare, support and empower both youth and adults to engage in education and lifelong learning in order for them to be resilient and adaptable in an ever- changing society characterised by climate change, complexity and technological advances.

We do not believe in education as a “one size fits all” model and we want to foster dynamic and skills- oriented learning experiences throughout all life phases. In the EIT Climate-KIC community, we are convinced that education and lifelong learning are crucial focus areas in fighting climate change.

We strive to inspire our community of alumni, partners, and professionals to convert ideas, activities, experiments, and reflections into (climate) action through education and innovative learning experiences.

To support this work, we want to further strengthen our capacity to shake up traditional education and utilize new ideas and knowledge through a series of annual education experiments, EduEx, to foster climate action, systems innovation and flexible and innovative alternatives to traditional offerings.

# Who

We want to invite unusual actors to experiment with the future of skills, learning and education for a ‘greener’ future. By ‘unusual actors’ we mean actors that go beyond the current EIT Climate-KIC community and official partners. However, collaboration between unusual actors and the established EIT Climate-KIC community is welcome.

# Why

Chosen experimenters will carry out EduEx experiments which will feed into the EIT Climate-KIC Education and Learning Portfolio. We will use the experiments and the outputs as sources of inspiration and intelligence for our work. It is the goal that EIT Climate-KIC can use these findings to strengthen our programmes and to be on the forefront of innovative learning and education methods.

# What

An EduEx 2020 experiment is a short project that recognizes a challenge within education, learning and green systemic transition. To us, an experiment is a test, or a pilot project, carried out to learn something or to discover if something works. It is not an extension to an already existing project unless you are on a mission to challenge this. Therefore, an experiment requires new ideas, curiosity, and courage.

# Aims

In short, we want you to introduce new ways of thinking and delivering tangible outputs and/or intelligence, which can inspire the EIT Climate-KIC community and be used in our education programmes in the future - climate-kic.org

# Deliverables

Experimenters are expected to deliver: 1. A pilot/prototype (e.g. workshop, lab, scripts, artifact, manuals etc.) and 1. A report to demonstrate the process of the experiments, barriers and enablers along the way and description of the output(s).