• Fostering a learning experience that improves knowledge exchange between academia and industry

Ferrarello, Laura, 2020, Conference or Workshop, Fostering a learning experience that improves knowledge exchange between academia and industry at International Conference on Engineering and Product Design Education, 10-11 September 2020, via Design University College, Herning, Denmark, Herning, Denmark, 10-11 September 2020.

Abstract or Description:

21st century technological advancements have developed a new kind of economy drawing from the capability of knowledge to create innovation and social growth. This has created new market opportunities but also destabilised jobs, in particular those needing retraining and upskilling. Driven by the motivation of providing future generations with an attitude that is skilled to tackle and challenge the transformations society is currently undertaking this paper describes a project developed by the postgraduate researchers from the interdisciplinary Royal College of Art MRes Programme; this explores an approach to education focussed on the human experience and attitude towards learning enabled by cross-discipline collaboration, debate, critical enquiry, peer-to-peer learning and creativity. The intention is to support the development of a lifelong learning culture that contributes to the production of a kind of knowledge that generates new market opportunities based on human skills and capabilities. By deploying public engagement as a method to coordinate and enhance the quality of knowledge exchange between research and innovation, this paper describes how education can be transformed in an environment that leverages creativity, collaboration, reflection, criticality and evaluation to foster knowledge for the knowledge economy. Through a cross discipline dialogue, which makes the experience of learning a multidimensional and multilateral entangled journey, this paper aims to draw attention on the value the human capital can offer to the 21st economy in the development of a process of innovation that is negotiated and interdisciplinary.

Official URL: https://epde.info/2020/
Subjects: Creative Arts and Design > W200 Design studies > W290 Design studies not elsewhere classified
School or Centre: School of Design
Date Deposited: 01 Sep 2020 17:31
Last Modified: 11 Sep 2020 08:38
URI: https://researchonline.rca.ac.uk/id/eprint/4490
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