Pre-Conference Workshop A3
The Future of (e) Learning - A Deep Dive into Future Learning Scenario's Using Foresight Techniques
Date Wednesday, Dec 5 Time – Room Bishop Price: 95.00 € Status: fully booked
International Training Centre of the International Labour Organisation (ITC-ILO), Italy
Tom Wambeke, Belgium, is graduated in Educational Sciences and holds a Master in Cultural Management and recently finished an Executive Business LEAD degree in Innovation at Stanford University.
Before joining the International Training Centre of the ILO he was assistant Professor at the University of Leuven and innovation coach at Open Higher Education.
He is currently Programme Manager of DELTA which specializes in providing sustainable learning solutions with the objective to generate impact and organizational change.
The unit he is leading has a double mandate: to strengthen the Centre’s in-house capacity to apply state-of-the art learning and knowledge sharing methods and technology, and to provide (e)-learning services to outside partners on a global scale. In this context he works closely together with UN agencies, development banks, international organisations, governments and NGO’s.
As a certified international facilitator (IAF) he’s actively involved in strategy facilitation, participatory knowledge sharing, networked learning and ICT4Development. This he combines with a passion for complexity adaptive thinking, foresight analysis and futures exploration.
“If we always do what we have always done, we will get what we’ve always got.” - Adam Urbanski
Organisations need to adapt, survive, innovate and renew themselves in an environment of continuous change. The challenges they face cannot be met by solutions that may have worked in the past. This is the entry point for an interactive Pre-Conference Workshop that will immerse you in a sound set of qualitative foresight tools and processes that envision the future of learning. At conferences, we are overwhelmed with the latest trends in technology-enhanced learning without knowing how we connect these emerging visions with the potential implications for our own organisation, institution, or professional context. To help rectify this situation, we would like to explore a set of foresight tools that can guide inspiring conversations on the future of learning.
Through these future conversations, participants become aware of the potential of possible, probable, or alternative futures, and explore how they might influence organisational change and contribute to the creation of strategies that pave the way for desired change.
Everyone interested in sharing their thinking and practice vis-à-vis new workplace learning in formal and non-formal learning settings from the workplace-learning sector, education institutions, the policy sector, and governmental organisations
Tools that will be explored include scenario thinking, future wheels, causal layered analysis, horizon scanning, future artefacts, and ‘what-if’ scenarios.
|15:00 -||Welcome & Introduction|
|Experts’ Talk – Interviews and Discussion|
|Open Space: 1st Round|
|Open Space: 2nd Round|
|Reporting to the Plenum – Final Discussion & Farewell|