PEOPLE Newsletter No. 5 – Education Innovation

  • Co-Creation Camp, video, PEOPLE project, Amsterdam

PEOPLE Newsletter No. 5 is dedicated to the topic of education innovation. The PEOPLE project is in its third and final year and we are wrapping up our second Learning Cycle with new teams of students in Slovenia, UK, the Netherlands, and Czechia. The university and industry professionals involved in the process can now already see the impact that PEOPLE’s particular form of university-industry cooperation has had on the teaching and learning process.

In this issue, our university mentors share their experience about the ways in which PEOPLE has allowed them to innovate their everyday education practice. To get a wider perspective on the university-business cooperation, its challenges, benefits, and its future, read our interview with Peter Baur, Senior Expert in the Innovation and EIT unit at the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Education, Youth, Sport and Culture. Our project team member, Dr Sara Arko (Metronik), shares her experience in bridging between anthropology and industry, and discusses how these two seemingly unlikely companions were brought together in PEOPLE.

Finally, we are announcing two upcoming events: the PEOPLE project’s second Co-Creation Camp will take place on 3rd and 4th July 2019 in Ljubljana with Prof Sarah Pink (Monash University, Melbourne) as our special guest expert. We are inviting you to join us in Sustaining Cities at the 7th edition of Why the World Needs Anthropologists event on 25-27 October 2019 in Oslo.

You can find our previous Newsletter issues here.