education

Redesigning education at Digital Shoreditch

This month Jon and I ran a session at Digital Shoreditch: Redesigning education for the connected economy. We started off with this slide and it's a quote I keep coming back to. It’s not about educating, it’s about learning. We learn from having experiences, tough times, doing new things, feeling something and working with great (and not so great) people. We shared stories around these ideas to reframe the session around learning. 11117010_763103287121660_1313303374_n

You can view the rest of our slides here...

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The hands-on part of our workshop was designed around the idea of Mash Ups. Mash-ups is a collaborative ideation method that helps you generate new ideas by combining different elements of two different things together. So firstly, we brainstormed platforms and concepts around "traditional education", coming up with things like books, classrooms and exams. We then brainstormed around "connected economy", coming up with things like podcasts, meet ups and Ted Talks.

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We tasked participants with this problem and this challenge. Most of us begin our life as learners. At some stage in our life we stop learning regardless of how much we know. What does this mean for the school of tomorrow?

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Next, participants rapidly combined elements from those different areas to create new ideas. One team mashed up teachers and meet-ups to create a meet up where teachers teach students. Another mashed quietness and nodes to create meditation lesson.  One team mashed up podcasts and classrooms to create a silent learning 'disco'.

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Our favourite check out was : "I'm going to go back to work and set up a meet up where students teach teachers"

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A big thanks to Digital Shoreditch for having us and thank you to everyone who came along!

Redesigning education at Digital Shoreditch

This month Jon and I ran a session at Digital Shoreditch: Redesigning education for the connected economy. We started off with this slide and it's a quote I keep coming back to. It’s not about educating, it’s about learning. We learn from having experiences, tough times, doing new things, feeling something and working with great (and not so great) people. We shared stories around these ideas to reframe the session around learning. 11117010_763103287121660_1313303374_n

You can view the rest of our slides here...

[slideshare id=48325205&doc=digitalshoreditch-150519093905-lva1-app6891]

The hands-on part of our workshop was designed around the idea of Mash Ups. Mash-ups is a collaborative ideation method that helps you generate new ideas by combining different elements of two different things together. So firstly, we brainstormed platforms and concepts around "traditional education", coming up with things like books, classrooms and exams. We then brainstormed around "connected economy", coming up with things like podcasts, meet ups and Ted Talks.

IMG_5197

 

We tasked participants with this problem and this challenge. Most of us begin our life as learners. At some stage in our life we stop learning regardless of how much we know. What does this mean for the school of tomorrow?

IMG_5198

Next, participants rapidly combined elements from those different areas to create new ideas. One team mashed up teachers and meet-ups to create a meet up where teachers teach students. Another mashed quietness and nodes to create meditation lesson.  One team mashed up podcasts and classrooms to create a silent learning 'disco'.

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Our favourite check out was : "I'm going to go back to work and set up a meet up where students teach teachers"

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A big thanks to Digital Shoreditch for having us and thank you to everyone who came along!

Snook's week under the coten spotlight

This week Snook are the special guests on the Coten Project. We made this video to share our views on service design education. Service Design Education for the COTEN Project.

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We talk about lots of things including our experiences of learning service design and the conversations we have with students and graduates who want to know more about the topic. For those of you who didn't sign up to be part of the Coten Project you can post any questions / thoughts right here and we will get back to you! For those clever people who are part of it - please visit the main studio section and join in the conversation!

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My good friend Andy Polaine has created something very exciting. I would like to introduce you all to Coten : a collaborative online research activity exploring Service Design for higher education in 2010. Coten has a nice site with all the information you need. Basically, over a period of seven weeks participants of COTEN will explore two key questions through both conversation and practice:

How can we re-imagine the structure and experience of higher education using service design techniques?

Can service design methodologies be used in a purely online, collaborative environment?

Coten want all of us to part of this. They are looking for student, teachers, mentors and creative professionals to sign up ( and it's freeeeeeeee )

I have a good feeling about this - it is open and honest. In the FAQ a question asks 'How is it possible to do service design online – don’t you need to be there?" Their simple answer is 'we don’t know.'

This is an experiment to find out what methods work and what don’t and they are inviting you along for the ride.

It will run 10th May – 27th June 2010 and the deadline is 30th April.

Here's what one of Coten's special guests, John Thackara , had to say about it...

"Frustrated that an army of politicians, bureaucrats, auditors, managers and administrators has failed to offer an innovative vision for higher education, Andrew Polaine (founder of the esteemed new media agency AntiRom, and a professor at Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts) has decided to take the initiative. He's launched a project called "Creative Waves COTEN - Service Designing Education" to explore two questions: How might we we re-imagine the structure and experience of higher education using service design techniques? and, can service design be used in a purely online, collaborative environment? Andrew is convinced that service design can make a difference due to its focus on the entire ecology of a service. Andrew invites you to apply your most innovative thinking to the problem. I've agreed to take part in order to learn more about this stuff for my own and Doors of Perception's work."

Snook have signed up and are raring to go...hope to see you there!

How do you get in and get on in Service Design?

Design Week suggests  Young people need more information about creative industries. The comments are the most relevant and important part - including those by Sarah and Jonathan.

I have a question to ask those of you who are students | undergrads | postgrads | graduates | interns | ex-students..

Where do you go to find out how to get in and get on in the world of Service Design?

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p.s if the answer if negative - 'I wish i knew' or there  is ' no where to go' that is ok too!

*The 'unpaid internship' issue mentioned in the article deserves a post of it's very own - coming soon!