Learning Labs as a specific type of living lab fostering knowledge co-creation and dissemination
Wednesday, 8th September, 15:30 -17:00 CEST
Describe the practices of Learning Labs as spaces of creation, transmission and sharing of knowledge, which are vectors of responsible scientific and educational innovation.
Ways of learning are now multiple, physical, virtual, synchronous and asynchronous, etc. Close to Living Labs in many ways, Learning Labs have become an important trend, in private and public area, to develop education innovations and scientific artefacts. More often, they are nested in institutions like universities, but some of them are now deployed in different places as private spaces, third place (Oldenburg, 1991) or even citizen houses. They can be seen as open means to co-create a new model of society, targeting common well-being (Oblinger and Lippincott, 2006). Some of them have mission, as to build a more equitable and inclusive society, and so they can be considered as new types of institutional arrangements designed to enlarge possibilities to carry the voices of apprentices (Boual and Zadra-Veil, 2018) or as collective innovation made for and by users-learners (Lehmann et Colomb, 2020). Like Living labs, they enlist multiple stakeholders to define and to realize unreleased concepts and products or services together. Most of the time, their purpose is to gain new sustainable knowledge that can be applied now and tomorrow.
What is the practical definition and the scope of these Learning Labs? To which extent are they different from Living Labs? What physical, material, financial, tangible and intangible resources do they need (or lack) to design fertile and responsible innovation? Furthermore, what roles do these Learning Labs play for maintaining living ecosystems of innovation, as described by Carayannis and Campbell (2017)?
Those questions will be discussed during our workshop, whose primary goals is to better understand how Learning Labs (alongside Living labs) contribute, in practice, to the transformation of the knowledge society and to the emergence of sustainable and responsible innovation. Another goal is to identify winning conditions to make them stronger and more useful.
To better understand how learning labs located within or outside of higher education institutions contribute to the transformation of the knowledge society and to responsible innovation and identify the winning conditions.
BRIEF OUTLINE / METHODOLOGY
VALUE FOR PARTICIPANTS
Presentation of the topic in plenary session
In this introduction we will give definitions of a learning lab, elements of context, examples
Division into sub-groups. We will invite participants to reflect on following questions:
– My vision of a responsible learning lab
– My experience of a learning lab
– The resources I need for a learning lab
– The resources for a more responsible learning lab
Presentation of key take-outs, wrap up and conclusion
We believe that presenting the topic of Learning Labs can allow actors of living labs to have new perspectives on how to co-create and disseminate knowledge.
More generally, by presenting new pedagogical approaches from learning labs, we believe that living labs can benefit from it in many ways:
– how to better animate communities of practice
– how to transmit the experiences of living labs actors
– how to better involve educational institutions in civil society
This workshop is mainly intended for people working in education and knowledge transmission. However, as knowledge is not the sole prerogative of educational institutions, this workshop can concern many actors of living labs.
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Program Director at Ile-de-France Digital University
John AugeriProgram Director at Ile-de-France Digital University
John Augeri, PhD, is a practitioner and researcher, working as Program Director at Ile-de-France Digital University, and currently visiting scholar at Kyoto University. Specialized on innovative physical Learning Spaces, he's running an international comparative study since 2016 that already covered four continents and 150+ institutions, and that has been presented several times in major international conferences. John regularly acts as advisor for Learning Spaces strategies and assessment for multiple governmental institutions and universities all around the world. Since 2015, he gave 80 talks and keynotes in USA, Canada, Europe, Japan, Singapore and Australia about the international situation, the challenges and the perspectives of Learning Spaces. John has been invited six times as visiting researcher in Japan, and is involved as journal papers reviewer, conference proposals reviewer, and core member & advisor for several workgroups related to Learning Spaces. He's been published in Japan, Australia, and Europe, and is involved in the development of several major design and evaluation tools, such as the FLEXspace online repository.
Associate Professor, School of Management Sciences, Université du Québec à Montréal Valérie Lehmann has been a professor at UQAM since 2006. She has also been a speaker at Essec Paris since 2005 and at Sciences Po Lyon since 2017. Her work in companies, training activities, research projects and publications focus on project management, change management, participatory approaches and open innovation mechanisms to improve the competitiveness of companies. Valérie Lehmann is the author of several dozen scientific articles and book chapters since 2010. She has co-edited several books, including Communication et grands projets, published in 2013, Change et grands projets, published in 2015 and more recently, L'innovation collective, quand créer avec devient essentiel, published in 2020. She is also co-author of the book Changement de crise, les organisations à l'épreuve du Covid, published in 2020. Her latest work concerns open innovation for businesses and for the climate transition. She is a member of La Fabrique du Futur living lab
Research and teaching assistant at the Ecole supérieure des professions immobilières Cathy Zadra-Veil is a researcher in economics and management. She has been working at ESPI2R since 2013. Her research interests, mandates and publications focus on different fields: public-private-citizen partnership, hybrid organizations, regulation and evaluation, governance, social and solidarity economy, open innovation, living lab collective creativity She has a particular interest in hybrid organizations of collective innovation present today all sectors, within which knowledge can be co-constructed: the Living Lab, the hackerspace, the Commons and some organizations of the real estate sector. She is a member of La Fabrique du Futur living lab