The challenge of learning experiences in Living Labs

TIME

11.00 – 12.30, 4 September 

GOAL

Identify promising ways to better appreciate how participants learn in living labs.

CHALLENGE

Although living labs are commonly described as learning environments, their success is usually defined in terms of innovative solutions, products, services or interventions. Not of learning goals and pathways. The challenge that will be addressed in this workshop is how to better value learning outcomes in living labs.

OBJECTIVE

The main objective of the workshop is to share experiences with, and practical ideas about living labs as learning spaces for all stakeholders involved – including end-users and citizens.

OUTCOMES

TANGIBLE 

Ideally, at the end of the workshop we will have some practical, easy-to-implement ways to strengthen living labs as learning environments.

INTANGIBLE 

This workshop will sharpen your thoughts (and perhaps convictions and doubts) about the value and potential of living labs as spaces where people and organisations do learn together.

BRIEF OUTLINE / METHODOLOGY

We would prefer to use an app like Miro to enable all participants to join a quick co-creation process. The workshop will start with a brief introduction of the main challenge illustrated with some experiences from different labs (15 min.). Participants are then invited to explain their own experiences (25 min. max.) followed by a brainstorm using Miro or another application (40 min.). During wrap-up (10 min.) we will have a quick round of final thoughts on issues that require follow-up.

AUDIENCE

This workshop is open to all participants, but is particularly interesting for lab practitioners and for lab researchers with an interest in the learning and educational aspects of living labs.

MAX NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS

No maximum 

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FACILITATORS

Martijn Arnoldus