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The role of higher education in shaping the future economy

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The role of higher education in shaping the future economy

  1. 1. Core Philanthropic Partner: Global Partners: OE Global Conference Cape Town 8-10 March 2017 Ir. Emma Fromberg Informal Education Programme Manager Emma.Fromberg@ellenmacarthurfoundation.org T: (+44)(0)7-850066378
  2. 2. Farming/collection1 Biochemical feedstock Regeneration Extraction of biochemical feedstock2 Cascades Collection Parts manufacturer Product manufacturer Service provider Collection User Biosphere Recycle Refurbish/ remanufacture Reuse/redistribute Maintain/prolong 6 2803 0006 9 Consumer MINIMISE SYSTEMIC LEAKAGE AND NEGATIVE EXTERNALITIES FINITE MATERIALSRENEWABLES Biogas Renewables flow management Stock management Share Regenerate Substitute materials Virtualise Restore THE CIRCULAR ECONOMY – RESTORATIVE AND REGENERATIVE BY DESIGN SOURCE: Ellen MacArthur Foundation; drawing from Braungart & McDonough Cradle to Cradle (C2C)
  3. 3. THE ELLEN MACARTHUR FOUNDATION The Ellen MacArthur Foundation works across four areas, with the aim of accelerating the transition towards a circular economy: INSIGHT & ANALYSIS EDUCATION & TRAINING Catalysing circular activities across the global economy Inspiring learners to re- think the future through the circular economy framework Providing robust evidence about the benefits of the circular economy transition BUSINESS & GOVERNMENT COMMUNICA- TIONS KEN WEBSTER THE CIRCULAR ECONOMY A WEALTH OF FLOWS Engaging a global audience around the circular economy GLOBAL PARTNERS
  4. 4. EDUCATION & TRAINING Inspiring learners to re-think the future through the circular economy framework Schmidt MacArthur Fellowship Programme Building a global partner university ‘network of excellence’ in the top design engineering and business schools Pioneer Universities Pioneering new approaches to teaching, learning & research programme around CE Disruptive Innovation Festival Exploiting informal education as a global ideas dissemination model in an online festival format showcasing the ideas and innovations that are shaping the changing economy. Schools and colleges Working with curriculum organisations to embed circular economy as a key focus in schools
  5. 5. EDUCATION IN A LINEAR CONTEXT
  6. 6. EDUCATION IN A LINEAR CONTEXT
  7. 7. EDUCATION IN A LINEAR CONTEXT Human potential is wasted in our current economy
  8. 8. APPLYING CIRCULAR THINKING TO THE ED. SYSTEM Education does not equals knowledge transmission Learning in a circular economy could look very different A circular economy requires a more dynamic skillset (Webster, 2014)
  9. 9. UNBUNDLING OF HIGHER EDUCATION Unbundling is the process by which (in this case) the internet and technology helps to split apart functional areas of traditional industries (Bolles, 2016)
  10. 10. UNBUNDLING OF HIGHER EDUCATION
  11. 11. UNBUNDLING OF HIGHER EDUCATION
  12. 12. THE ROLE OF INFORMAL EDUCATION Our vision on informal education Content is everywhere, learning is sharing Curation and validation of content
  13. 13. THE ROLE OF INFORMAL EDUCATION Our vision on informal education Content is everywhere, learning is sharing Curation and validation of content Effective over efficient Peer learning techniques are effective forms of education Teaching and learning at the same time Not 100% online: face-to-face component
  14. 14. THE ROLE OF INFORMAL EDUCATION Our vision on informal education Content is everywhere, learning is sharing Curation and validation of content Effective over efficient Peer learning techniques are effective forms of education Teaching and learning at the same time Not 100% online: face-to-face component Focus on the dynamic skillset / employability Lifelong learning Stronger relationship between education institutes and industry Multidisciplinary teamwork Soft-skills over hard-skills Systems approach to problems
  15. 15. DISRUPTIVE INNOVATION FESTIVAL
  16. 16. DISRUPTIVE INNOVATION FESTIVAL Festival of Ideas – crowdsourced content blended with our studio production www.thinkdif.co 3 week event This year 6 November 2017 – 24 November 2017 DIF 2017 themes are: 1. Future of Work 2. The Circular Economy 3. Design Last year: 200.000 festival visitors ….of which 10.000 live participants The DIF is a platform for experiments relating to education.
  17. 17. DIF 2016 – Higher Education Day
  18. 18. DIF 2016 – Higher Education Day Main Take-Aways • Softskills over hardskills. • Dynamic skillsets are necessary (life long learning) • Emphasis on skillset instead of certification. • Collaboration and interdisciplinary group work. • Systems thinking
  19. 19. Core Philanthropic Partner: Global Partners: OE Global Conference Cape Town 8-10 March 2017 Ir. Emma Fromberg Informal Education Programme Manager Emma.Fromberg@ellenmacarthurfoundation.org T: (+44)(0)7-850066378

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