Making Young Social Innovators
- free € 0,- for all
- Start date15.05.2020
- available until30.09.2021
- 4 week(s)2 hour(s)/week
- Course lecturers from the DOIT project
- License CC BY
General information about the course
“Making Young Social Innovators”: New ways of training young learners in creativity, social innovation and entrepreneurial mindset in makerspaces
How can young learners work together and find creative solutions to societal problems?
How can YOU facilitate an engaging, meaningful and practice-oriented creativity workshop in a makerspace?
How can YOU encourage a socially entrepreneurial and innovative way of thinking among your students?
In this online course you will learn how to train young learners to develop a creative and innovative way of thinking to solve social problems. You will benefit from practical and effective methods developed from European innovation, maker pedagogy and creativity experts from experienced FabLabs and universities. They all worked together developing the DOIT-learning programme, workshop designs and innovation tools for young learners in the European project DOIT: https://www.doit-europe.net.
This course is specifically customized for teachers working with students in primary and secondary school (age 6-16), all maker educators, youth workers and all interested educators and innovation trainers.
Begin Week 1: Friday, 15th of May 2020. Duration: 4 weeks, max 2h per week. Course language is English.
Week 1, 15th of May, 2020:
Introduction: How can young learners work together and make creative solutions for societal issues?
You will listen to the seven steps in the DOIT learning programme for social innovation in makerspace settings as an approach to early entrepreneurial education. All participants will become familiar with the MOOC platform and are invited to introduce one-self in the forum.
Weekly communication with the DOIT course lecturer team on Wednesday, 20th of May, 4 pm CET (optional).
Workshop Design & Projects: How to design social innovation workshops and projects?
You will learn from workshop examples, in which students between 6 to 16 years olds, the developed prototypes and presented them to school-forum, parents, representatives of local companies or policy and neighbourhood. The examples are derived from settings in schools and outside schools, for 6 to 10 years and 11 to 16 years from Austria, Denmark, Spain, Netherlands, Croatia, Slovenia, Germany and Belgium.
Weekly communication with the DOIT course lecturer team on Wednesday, 27th of May, 4 pm CET (optional).
The Innovation Toolbox: What innovation methods and tools can I use with young learners?
We introduce you to the DOIT Innovation Toolbox: https://www.doit-europe.net/toolbox. You will listen to how specific innovation methods and tools can practically help to facilitate a kids social innovation project, from the “Social detective” to “Cardboard prototyping and using digital maker tools”. This unit includes also recommendations for using makerspaces and digital tools with girls or students with special needs.
Weekly communication with the DOIT course lecturer team on Wednesday, 3rd of June, 4 pm CET (optional).
Plan & Collaborate: How to plan your own innovation project and collaborate with local makerspaces?
In this week you will listen to the benefits and principles of maker education for social innovation projects within school settings or afternoon schooling. With the help of the DOIT project design canvas and the DOIT innovation toolbox, participants will design first concepts for their own projects and the strategy for integration in school and outside-school settings. Experts will coach you hereby.
Weekly communication with the DOIT course lecturer team on Wednesday, 10th of June, 4 pm CET (optional).
Entry after 15th of May 2020 is possible without any problems, as the units will not be closed. A discussion in the forum is also possible beyond June 12th, 2020, but it is expected that the exchange of participants in the forum will be strongest during the official dates.
After completion of the MOOC you will:
- Have acquired basic skills in training students to observe societal problems around their neighborhood and to develop creative ideas;
- Have learned how to sketch ideas and make prototypes in a makerspace;
- Be inspired by practical workshop designs and be able to develop a concept draft for your own workshops building upon the DOIT programme and using the DOIT online toolbox;
- Sketch your own social innovation projects by using the social innovation project canvas.
No prerequisites are required.
The course is divided into four one-week modules. Each module consists of short text intros, videos, related materials and a short test. You can use the content for self-organised learning, but it is more fun to share it with other learners in the course forum.
The course forum is moderated by European innovation, maker pedagogy and creativity experts from experienced FabLabs and universities, which all worked together developing the DOIT-learning programme, workshop designs and innovation tools for young learners in the European project DOIT: https://www.doit-europe.net.
The course is designed for beginners in maker and innovation education with different backgrounds - teachers, educators, makers, youth trainers, parents and anyone who wants to organise and didactically plan a workshop to support young social innovators in makerspace settings.
Certificate of Participation
Participation is confirmed by a certificate, which presents the name of the participant, the title of the course, and a description of the course. The certificate is based on a 75% positive assessment following the course. For all who like to collect and share online learning activities with the Open Badge System (https://openbadges.org): This course provides a set of 5 open badges.
Course lecturers from the DOIT project
“Making Young Social Innovators” is a new online course about new ways of social innovation training in makerspaces for young learners. It was jointly developed by a team of European innovation, maker pedagogy and creativity experts from experienced FabLabs, universities and youth organisations. They all worked together developing the DOIT-learning programme, workshop designs and innovation tools for young learners in the European project DOIT: https://www.doit-europe.net. Salzburg Research Forschungsgesellschaft (Austria) is coordinator of DOIT and responsible for content, module structures and any course issues. The following persons will assist you during the course:
Moderation and course issues:
Dr. Veronika Hornung-Prähauser, MAS, Head of Research Group Innovation & Value Creation, DOIT project coordinator, Salzburg Research Forschungsgesellschaft, Austria
Eva Hollauf, BA Social Innovation Researcher, Salzburg Research Forschungsgesellschaft, Austria
Forum discussions and coaching during modules:Karina Svendsen, Assistant Professor, University College South Denmark
Santi Fuentemilla, FAB LAB Barcelona, Future Learning Unit, Spain
Isabel Allaert, teacher trainer/maker educator, eduCentrum, Belgium
Frank Vloet, maker educator, WAAG technology & society, Netherlands
Karien Vermeulen, Head of Programm Education, WAAG technology & society, Netherlands
Petra Vanic, DOIT workshop leader, Rampa Laboratorij, Slovenia
Roberto Vdović DI Doc., DOIt workshop leader/special needs, University Zagreb, Croatia
Daria Podmetina, D.Sc. (Tech.), Assoc. Professor, Lappeenranta University of Technology, Finland.
This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020
research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 770063|