26 February 2019 | 15:00 - 15:30 | English | Cultivating Student Changemakers in Higher Education
Higher education seeks innovative tools to nurture students to become effective leaders and changemakers. As design educators at Zayed University, Dubai, we believe empowering youth as “changemakers” is a critical endeavour. We have developed and delivered a social innovation model, based on preliminary impact data, this model has considerable potential to be shared and scaled. Participants will learn the co-designing process that led to the model. We will facilitate interactive activities to walk through a framework that explores the systemic relationships between self and society, introduce tools used in an immersive program, and share the storytelling techniques used to capture this transformative process. This imaginative and flexible social innovation model can encourage institutions in higher education to explore their full potential to innovate current curriculum. We believe this will cultivate student changemakers and further transdisciplinary learning environments.