Lab Series “No Future Without Education”
Do you have innovative ideas on how high-quality, inclusive and fair education can be achieved? This question was the impulse to apply for one of the four “No Future Without Education” Labs the Alumniportal organized in 2017.
The lab series which took place in Kenya, India, Ethiopia and Vietnam provided a space for the participants to enter into a joint dialogue and to present and develop creative ideas and projects. The four one-day events around the globe brought Germany Alumni together with local and international experts and representatives from politics, business and civil society as well as with German organisations who were interested in raising awareness of the significance of education as part of the 17 goals of the 2030 Agenda.
The participants and input providers took the opportunity to get in touch with experts in order to network, to share knowledge and to contribute their range of expertise to the highly relevant topic of education.
Using different innovative and participatory methods like “LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY®” (which allows participants to visualize challenges and solutions using LEGO® bricks), “Journaling” (where participants reflect their own ideas silently in a first steps and discuss the thoughts in a second step) or the World Café method (a structured process for knowledge sharing) the participants of each innovative lab actively discussed challenges in education and developed possible solution approaches.
The participants had also the opportunity to present their own project ideas on how they could contribute to the improvement of education. The presented project ideas covered many different aspects of education - ranging from ideas on mobile based learning to tactile books for children with disabilities. The different project ideas and the results of the labs in Vietnam, Kenya, India and Ethiopia can now be found on the relevant lab pages!
Please note: There will be more Labs in 2018! Topics and countries will be announced soon!