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  1. 1. DAR2015 Social Innovation: the concept, the practice, the place in higher education in the Age of Sustainability Dzulkifli Abdul Razak President Social Innovation: challenges and perspectives for Higher Education Montreal, Canada - 7 & 8 May 2015 (towards Post-2015 Development Agenda)
  2. 2. DAR2015 The context: ‘sustainability’ Sustainability is to meet the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. - Report of the World Commission on Environment and Development: Our Common Future Transmitted to the General Assembly as an Annex to document A/42/427 - Development and International Co-operation: Environment
  3. 3. DAR2015 Sustainability is improving the quality of human life while living within the carrying capacity of the Earth’s supporting eco-systems. - The Union of Conservation Scientists (IUCN), United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) The context: ‘sustainability’
  4. 4. DAR2015 Hierarchical, Rigid, Me, Competition, Unsustainable, Red Ocean, Dead Networked, Flexible, Us, Collaboration, Sustainable, Blue Ocean, Living Social Innovation The context: ‘sustainability’ Balanced
  5. 5. DAR2015 Economy (prosperity) Social (politics) Ecology (planet) Cultural (people) The place in HE: 4Ps
  6. 6. DAR2015 Social (policy) Ecology (planet) Cultural (people) In reality – 1P+ 3Ps “Old” Economy (profit$) escalating cost of education (reducing access)
  7. 7. DAR2015 • Here & now! • Consume • 4Ws: Want! Waste! Want more! Waste more! • Maintain - status quo • Incremental • Individual-focused • Learning Sustainable  Future-oriented  Conserve/Preserve  4Rs: Refuse, Reuse, Reduce, Recycle  Challenge - status quo  Transformational  Community-focused  Un-, Re-, Co-learning UNSustainable to reduce the “imbalances” and “tensions”  Relationship Collaborative Social Innovation The practice
  8. 8. DAR2015 Unsustainable 5 planets model Social Innovation Policy Goals Sustainable 1 planet ,odel
  9. 9. DAR2015 PlatformforSocialInnovation The concept
  10. 10. DAR2015 • Everything must be done in order to reunite these two artificially antagonistic cultures – scientific culture and literary for a new transdisciplinary culture, the preliminary condition for a transformation of mentalities. B Nicolsecu (1997) The Transdisciplinary Evolution of the University: Instilling complex and transdisciplinary thought into the structures and programs of the University will permit its evolution towards its somewhat forgotten mission today – the study of the universal. PlatformforSocialInnovation
  11. 11. DAR2015 Convergence of Knowledge for Higher (Social) Purpose Discipline separated (siloed) giving disjointed meaning Knowledge nominally interrelated Overlapping knowledge but largely still separate “Unified” discipline to give more comprehensive/deeper meaning Individual Disciplines Multidisciplinary Interdisciplinary TransdisciplinaryEconomy-Social-STEM-Ecology Step wise PlatformforSocialInnovation
  12. 12. DAR2015 Nagoya 2005 PlatformforSocialInnovation
  13. 13. DAR2015 PlatformforSocialInnovation
  14. 14. DAR2015 PlatformforSocialInnovation
  15. 15. DAR2015 Post-2014 ESD The GAP has two objectives: 1. to reorient education and learning so that everyone has the opportunity to acquire the knowledge, skills, values and attitudes that empower them to contribute to sustainable development – and make a difference; 2. to strengthen education and learning in all agendas, programmes and activities that promote sustainable development (as part of social innovation). PlatformforSocialInnovation
  16. 16. DAR2015 Thanks! BALANCED
  17. 17. DAR2015 Acknowledgement & Disclaimer This presentation and the opinions expressed are those of the author as of the date of writing and are subject to change. It has been prepared solely for purposes of education, information and discussion by the recipients. Any reference to past data/indicators are not necessarily a guide to the present and future. The information and analysis contained in this publication have been compiled or arrived at from sources believed to be reliable, and are duly acknowledged. The author does not make any representation as to their accuracy or completeness and does not accept liability for any loss arising from the use hereof. Neither this document nor any copy thereof may be sent to or taken into territories/places where the use and the distribution may be restricted by local law and/or regulation. This document may not be reproduced either in whole, or in part, without the written permission of the author © DAR 2007-2015