[rohrpost] IGNITE Conference & Workshop — Design Thinking and Maker Culture for Learning and Training: Call for Papers at the University of Applied Arts Vienna, Austria

Ingeborg Reichle ingeborg.reichle at kunstgeschichte.de
Do Dez 19 18:26:51 CET 2019

IGNITE Conference and Pre-conference Workshop at University of Applied
Arts Vienna, Austria

We are excited to announce that the IGNITE conference event will be
held in Vienna, Austria, March 24-26, 2020


Conference Description

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.

We welcome abstracts for long papers (20 minutes + 5 minutes for
questions); short papers (10 minutes) and posters which address themes
related to conference more generally, but which especially address:

Sticky learning in teaching technology within a humanities setting
Digital innovation in teaching and learning in the humanities
Flipped classroom teaching
Lifelong learning in the digital transformation for the heritage sector
Design thinking for the humanities and heritage
Maker Culture as new forms of meaning-making and knowledge creation
Novel ways to teach technology at Masters level, including 3D
modelling, augmented and virtual reality, digital storytelling, game
How do we prepare humanities students for a new labour market in the
creative and cultural industries

Abstracts should be c 300 words. Abstracts should be submitted via
Google Form. There is no fee for this conference. It is underwritten
by the Creative Media Europe Directorate of the European Union and the
IGNITE project. There are a limited number of bursaries for presenters
who also plan on attending both the conference as well as the
pre-conference workshop.

IGNITE Pre-conference Workshop—
What: A Workshop exploring online, blended, & flipped classrooms for
teaching new technologies to humanities studies and heritage professionals
Where: University of Applied Arts, die Angewandte, Vordere
Zollamtsstraße 7, 2nd Floor, A-1030 Vienna, Austria
How: To apply, please register your interest via the Google Form
Who: Educators in the digital arts and humanities, museum, library,
and heritage studies, as well as heritage professionals responsible
for training on an organizational, regional, or national level.
When: 24 March 2020; applications will be accepted to 18 December 2019

Workshop Description

A pre-conference, co-designed workshop will explore how we can
integrate new modalities of teaching (online, blended and flipped
classrooms) and enhance and empower humanities students to apply
critical thinking through design and making. There is a myriad of new
forms of knowledge creation engendered by the digital transition. It
is crucial that humanities students are able to participate in the
knowledge economy, not just by learning today’s technologies, but by
being prepared to create new knowledge, processes, services, and
products in formats and media that have yet to be invented.

This workshop will explore how we can challenge the ways that
education frameworks and knowledge institutions define humanities
education, classrooms and curricula particularly at the postgraduate
level. This workshop will also focus on ways to integrate alternative
modalities of knowledge creation (team, project-and problem-based
learning) to better prepare humanities graduates for a wide variety of
roles both in and supporting the creative and cultural sector, from
publishing, to GLAM institutions, to grant management.

The workshop will be co-designed by participants and will centre
around the challenges that participants bring, including:

Integrating design thinking and making into the curriculum
The challenges of teaching with online, blended, and flipped classrooms
The institutional challenges of embedding alternative forms of
knowledge creation into the curriculum
Preparing humanities students for a new labour market in the creative
and cultural industries
Further directions for the IGNITE curriculum in meeting these challenges

Univ.-Prof. Dr. Ingeborg Reichle
Universität für angewandte Kunst Wien /
University of Applied Arts Vienna
Abteilung Medientheorie / Media Theory
Oskar Kokoschka Platz 2
1010 Wien, Austria

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