Join the Innovative Learning Arena: Let's Battle It Out!
Date Wednesday, Dec 1 Time – Room Potsdam I
Following a global 'black swan' event, we all looked for the best possible new learning approaches in a mostly online learning world. Now it’s time to shape the future by making the most valuable choices and thinking about the long run. This is an embodied learning session in which each willing participant is invited to speak out and defend their preferred learning method. You are permitted to lurk, but taking action is always heroic….
Are you willing to stand up and spontaneously share your ideas in this highly spirited Plenary? Or do you prefer to sit back, relax, reflect and show your support for speakers by asking questions or applauding their “pitch”? Although the subject is serious, this session will be very animated. Each argumentation (3 minutes) will contribute to what will no doubt be a lively exchange, under the expert guidance of its host, Inge de Waard. The idea is to win over the audience for your case and our host is unlikely to be too strict about the methods you use! However, in the end, your fellow participants will hold the power; they will be able to vote for each learning approach. The winning method of this "learning battle" will be awarded "the best learning approach 2021" and of course, the person defending it will get a trophy too.
This Plenary may challenge you on multiple levels. Do you dare to speak in a group? Are you willing to listen intently to arguments? Are you able critically to analyse learning approaches for their merits? The session will set the scene for the OEB days to come, in which we hope to enter into dialogue and learn from each other. And it will be fun too, listening to learning approaches and sharing our best (or worst) experiences of the last years. Come along alone, bring your most argumentative colleague, invite a friend... and join this merry bunch of (online, hybrid, classroom) learning experts.
Inge de Waard
Sr. Learning Strategist & hopeful explorer, EIT InnoEnergy, Belgium
Inge is a senior learning strategist, long-time researcher, award-winning learning innovator and (e)Learning coordinator. She developed multiple online and hybrid courses, she coaches and co-creates international, blended curricula with engineers and teachers, and explores new, innovative learning formats. Her expertise has been recognised by peers, resulting in additional co-authored papers, invited talks and keynotes in both academic as well as professional conferences, workshops and seminars. But most of all, she likes to connect, listen and share stories.
Her latest project is twofold and involve AI in Education (https://skillcharge.innoenergy.com/), as well as reskilling and learning above 50 (https://www.secretshakers.com). These two projects fit within the goal of providing a more tailored, lifelong learning journey to employees of all ages. In the AI project, Inge oversees the learning aspect of SkillCharge, a skill project launched by EIT InnoEnergy. This project combines AI, HR and Learning to match courses to skill gaps that individuals. In the Secret Shakers project, Inge researches what makes new projects started by people aged 50+ be successful, and how do these people reskill themselves. This project is a response to the societal view on employees over 50 and their capacities to learn and thrive in new, innovative environments.