• CO-CREATIVE LABS

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  • Co-creative labs are communities of inquiry and practice that involve participants in collaborative exploration of one or more conference challenges. Develop a joint project idea, research questions, teaching-and-learning formats, quality assurance processes, etc. with other participants.

    A co-creative lab session has a workshop format and is self-organized. It usually includes a presentation of the topic and uses participatory and active learning techniques to engage participants in the co-creation of ideas.

  • CO-CREATIVE LAB 1.1

    DAY 1, 13.30 - 15.00 CEST, CO-CREATIVE LABS – SESSION 1

    "Between freedom and structures: Finding open spaces to transform our universities"

    Challenges addressed: 3 – Knowing, doing and leading; 5 – Students as agents of change

    Facilitated by: Trechsel, Lilian; Diebold, Clara; Weissen, Sarah; University of Bern, Switzerland

     

    Do you wish to find out which university structures encourage creativity and support student engagement for sustainable development? In our view, student engagement is a crucial component in efforts to make universities more sustainable. However, rigid university structures may impede such engagement and make it difficult for students to find ways of implementing their ideas. Using an arts-based method, we will identify together possible open spaces for transformation at your home university and discuss strategies for tackling these opportunities. Come and join us!

    CO-CREATIVE LAB 1.2

    DAY 1, 13.30 - 15.00 CEST, CO-CREATIVE LABS – SESSION 1

    "Smoothing the way into ESD: Creation of a free, ready-to-use ESD teaching template for academic staff"

    Challenges addressed: 1 – Values in transformative teaching and research; 4 – Professional development for sustainability competences

    Facilitated by: Klaperski, Sandra; University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands; Herweg, Karl; CDE, University of Bern, Switzerland

     

    At many higher education institutions holistic professional ESD development initiatives are rare and existing successful ESD programs require many resources and personal commitment. While greater involvement of academic staff is seen as an important starting point to bring about change, staff members’ resources are often limited. Therefore, the goal of this co-creative lab is to design a first prototype of a brief, freely available and ready-to-use ESD teaching template that aims at enabling more academic staff members to easily and quickly implement ESD into their teaching.

    CO-CREATIVE LAB 1.3

    DAY 1, 13.30 - 15.00 CEST, CO-CREATIVE LABS – SESSION 1

    "Silos and Sated Sustainability: The need for a common framework"

    Challenges addressed: 4 – Professional development for sustainability competences

    Facilitated by: Nikoulina, Anna; Staley, Larssyn; Samuel, Olga; Fachhochschule Nordwestschweiz, Switzerland

     

    Students face sustainability issues, but lack knowledge and a coherent toolset to take a stance. Future employees need skills to navigate the information maze. The workshop focuses on how to overcome organizational barriers of traditional silos and curriculum development by creating links that provide skills and tools for student action.

    CO-CREATIVE LAB 1.4

    DAY 1, 13.30 - 15.00 CEST, CO-CREATIVE LABS – SESSION 1

    "How to prepare young people for the complexity of the Anthropocene?"

    Challenges addressed: 6 – Co-producing actionable knowledge with society

    Facilitated by: Snick, Anne; KU Leuven, Belgium

     

    Today R&I mostly serves a growth-oriented, unsustainable economy. Crises like climate change, biodiversity loss, and pandemics are anomalies forcing R&I to change its paradigm. The Anthropocene means there is no objective reality ‘out there’, but man co-creates life on Earth in profound ways. This interdependency between social, technical, and biophysical systems is a blind spot for discipline-based science. Students need to find a new compass to make sense of a complex and fragile world, to feel hopeful, and to take responsibility for their future. In this lab, we will explore how to do this.

    CO-CREATIVE LAB 1.5

    DAY 1, 13.30 - 15.00 CEST, CO-CREATIVE LABS – SESSION 1

    "Transformative Learning: Dimensions of Evaluation"

    Challenges addressed: 2 – Assessing and assuring quality; 4 – Professional development for sustainability competences

    Facilitated by: Mehlmann, Marilyn J.; Legacy17, Sweden

     

    How sharp is your Transformative Edge? Starting from a model of educator competences for Transformative Learning, in this CCL we examine how we may assess the outcomes of Transformative Learning programs: what is your experience, what are your successes, what obstacles do you see to making reasonably useful assessments? We will synthesize our experience, and hopefully identify promising questions for further research.

    CO-CREATIVE LAB 1.6

    DAY 1, 13.30 - 15.00 CEST, CO-CREATIVE LABS – SESSION 1

    "Using the campus as a living lab"

    Challenges addressed: 6 – Co-producing actionable knowledge with society

    Facilitated by: Niwa, Nelly; Meillard, Julien; University of Lausanne, Switzerland

     

    By using their campuses as an object of study and a place for experimentation, universities have an important lever to stimulate more sustainable practices in many fields (management of buildings and green spaces, commuting behavior, business travel, etc.). Thinking of campuses as living laboratories means weaving strong links between research, operational management and teaching.
    How to make campuses real places for social, economic, territorial or technical experimentation? How can researchers be encouraged to use the campus as an object of research and teaching? What conditions and tools should be put in place? How can these practices be anchored in the institutional culture? How to capitalize and valorize the results of the experiments?

  • CO-CREATIVE LAB 2.1

    DAY 3, 11.00 - 12.30 CEST, CO-CREATIVE LABS – SESSION 2

    "Creating Tools for Sustainable Education through Design-Thinking: The Case of the Sustainable Marketing Canvas"

    Challenges addressed: 2 – Assessing and assuring quality; 3 – Knowing, doing and leading; 6 – Co-producing actionable knowledge with society

    Facilitated by: Fuduric, Nikolina; Fachhochscule Nordwestschweiz, Switzerland

     

    Do you look at sustainability frameworks like the SDGs or the 3P’s and ask yourself: How can I make this useful in my discipline so it can be taught for scalable action? I asked myself the same question and developed the “The Sustainable Marketing Canvas”. If you’re in the mood for a playfully experimental workshop come and join our design-thinking sprints to develop sustainability teaching tools for your discipline. Come to inspire and be inspired.

    CO-CREATIVE LAB 2.2

    DAY 3, 11.00 - 12.30 CEST, CO-CREATIVE LABS – SESSION 2

    "Integrating sustainability into higher education"

    Challenges addressed: 1 – Values in transformative teaching and research

    Facilitated by: Banwell, Nicola; École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland; Fragnière, Augustin; University of Lausanne, Switzerland

     

    Integrating sustainability in the curriculum of higher education institutes is crucial. However, putting this into practice often proves difficult due to structural and administrative constraints. To contribute towards this, and help overcome barriers, this Co-Creative Lab will explore options for general and discipline-specific sustainability education, and identify good practices and experiences in discipline-specific teaching and learning formats. The end product will be a quick reference tool for those interested in embedding sustainability into disciplinary-specific education.

    CO-CREATIVE LAB 2.3

    DAY 3, 11.00 - 12.30 CEST, CO-CREATIVE LABS – SESSION 2

    "Insights discovery and transdisciplinary A-HA! Moments"

    Challenges addressed: 4 – Professional development for sustainability competences

    Facilitated by: Pearce, BinBin Jiang; ETH Zurich, Switzerland; Deutsch, Lisa; Eawag, Switzerland; Zurita, Maria Susanna; ETH Zurich, Switzerland; Melvold, Jacqueline; University of Technology Sydney, Australia; Lieu, Jenny; ETH Zurich, Switzerland; Marafatto, Francesco; Paul Scherrer Institute, Switzerland; Fry, Patricia; ETH Zurich, Switzerland & Wissensmanagement Umwelt GmbH, Switzerland

     

    In this session we will be using aspects of the integrated systems and design thinking that has been implemented in courses at the ETH Zurich and in the TdLab Winter School. Participants will be asked to identify insights in their own work and we will be using the outputs of this activity as a basis for discussion. We will be identifying the possibility of integrating insight discovery into the development of sustainability competences.

    CO-CREATIVE LAB 2.4

    DAY 3, 11.00 - 12.30 CEST, CO-CREATIVE LABS – SESSION 2

    "Interdisciplinarity Embedded: Debating what Art Education Teaches Us on Transformative Learning Towards Sustainability"

    Challenges addressed: 1 – Values in transformative teaching and research; 2 –Assessing and assuring quality; 4 – Professional development for sustainability competences

    Facilitated by: Krepart, Janina; Küng, Chantal; Lüber, Heinrich; Novak, Michéle; Rüegger, Romy; Schürch, Anna; Settele, Bernadett; Sturm, Jules; Vögele, Sophie; Zanni, Margot; Zurich University of the Arts ZHdK, Switzerland

     

    In an interactive and dialogical format of presentations and break-out round tables, the convenors of the lab suggest a debate on different educational realms in the arts, including artistic practices. They will display different artistic-experimental modes of art/ist teaching, question subjective and concealed knowledges and expertise in teaching and bring to the fore questions of resilience in socio-political contexts of art education. The aim will be to challenge disciplinary, methodological and institutional conditions by developing and co-creating alternatives.

    CO-CREATIVE LAB 2.5

    DAY 3, 11.00 - 12.30 CEST, CO-CREATIVE LABS – SESSION 2

    "How can educators stage and hold a safe (enough) space for Transformative Learning in Higher Education for Sustainable Development?"

    Challenges addressed: 1 – Values in transformative teaching and research; 3 – Knowing, doing and leading; 4 – Professional development for sustainability competences

    Facilitated by: Förster, Ruth Dorothea; dr. ruth förster, training & beratung & saguf Working Group ESD; Singer-Brodowski, Mandy; Institut Futur, Freie Universität Berlin; Biberhofer, Petra; Participatory Science Academy, University of Zurich & ETH Zurich & saguf Working Group ESD; Eschenbacher, Saskia; Akkon Hochschule für Humanwissenschaften Berlin; Getzin, Sofia; saguf Working Group ESD & Science and Sustainability Education, University of Zurich

     

    Transformative Learning for sustainability can trigger strong emotions. To cope with these in a constructive way, it is of utmost importance for the learner to feel safe enough. This is supported by staging a safe enough space involving the emotional learning domain. But this is quite challenging and not "state of the art" in HE(SD) yet. In this co-creation lab we invite educators in HE(SD) to substantiate principles together and to identify limitations and potentials that may guide them in staging and holding a safe enough space. We will co-create ideas how to implement and foster these.