IGNITE Conference: Design Thinking & Maker Culture: Sticky Learning for the 21st Century
March 25, 2020 - March 26, 2020
What: Design Thinking & Maker Culture: Sticky Learning for the 21st Century
Where: University of Applied Arts, die Angewandte, Auditorium, Vordere Zollamtsstraße 7, Ground Floor, A-1030 Vienna, Austria
Who: Educators in Digital Humanities, Digital Cultures, Museum and Library Studies, Heritage Studies; as well as professionals and those supporting the heritage sector in teaching, training, professional development, and lifelong learning
When: 24 March (Pre-conference Workshop), 25-26 March 2020 (Conference)
Sticky learning is a fairly new concept that promotes methods for teaching/training so that it is retained more effectively afterwards — hence the stickiness. This is clearly the goal of all learning activities, but with recent technology development and with the concept of Industry 4.0, stickiness has also become a concept for learning outcomes that persist beyond the individual course or degree. Teaching methods such as problem and project-based learning, active classrooms, and student-centred classrooms are teaching methods that promote sticky learning.
These teaching methods can be explored within the wider frameworks of design thinking and maker culture as ways to teach a new generation of humanities and heritage students lifelong skills crucial to the creative and cultural industries, including user-centred design, citizen engagement, co-creation across sectors and on a larger scale, as well as ways for those in the humanities and heritage to take on and create solutions for global challenges. We know that such solutions will include new technologies, but also that they will rest on human and humanities knowledge for a sustainable (digital) transition of society.
This conference seeks to explore these themes within the wider areas of education within the digital humanities, cultural studies, and the creative and cultural industries, both as part traditional educational curricula as well as lifelong learning.