OpenClass EdTech #9 – Innovative Education: Scalability and Culture
A feedback from our students’ workshops in India
There are many education innovators all over the world. We all have inspiring examples in mind. One of the most crucial challenges is the scalability of these initiatives. In education, we cannot just copy-paste an existing program into a different context. The local context and the human factor are too important.
At the Center for Research and Interdisciplinarity, we have the chance to host students from all over the world. They come with their own vision of education, their own stakes and they try to implement innovative programs abroad. In recent months, two groups of students have started to design and facilitate programs for challenge-based innovative learning in India : OCEAN’s Outreach program in Chennai and the STEAM School in Mumbai.
This Open Class gives the opportunity to discover their first results and to discuss ways of scaling and adapting new educational initiatives to local contexts. We will explore the process behind setting up and expanding an educational project abroad, in particular in terms of cultural challenges, curriculum structure, funding and documentation of learning experiences.
Along with the students’ presentation, we are really glad to welcome 3 great witnesses who are experts and project leaders in innovative education. They will give us their feedback, impressions, tips and challenges regarding this issue.
- Muy-Cheng Peich, Director of Education, Content and Training @ Libraries Without Borders (Bibliothèques Sans Frontières)
- Svenia Busson, co-founder of EdTech World Tour, founder of LearnSpace
- Indian Embassy
This Open Class will be followed by a Q&A session and a convivial moment for discussion and networking. This is the perfect opportunity to meet with various kind of change-makers in education (students, researchers, startupers, teachers…) !
We are looking forward to meeting you !