16 March 2021




CREATIVE CHANGE
Given the shifts in society and work accelerated by Covid-19, adult educators face an enormous challenge: how to rapidly adjust service provision to respond to learners’ new needs. 

Transnational collaboration in EU-funded projects, have long been a fast-track to improving and innovating education services. Our ability to identify new solutions and work with colleagues from other sectors can make the difference in bringing real change.

Creative Change seeks to learn from the creative sector. 
Design thinking has emerged as a proven, more human centric approach and empiric studies have shown that project managers exposed to design thinking, “played an active role
both in the problem definition phase and in synthesizing new solutions that create value for users.”

The TARGET GROUP of Creative Change are project managers and staff from adult education organizations, most of them being active educators. Estimated at 25,000 persons
across Europe they need a practical way to develop new skills in the design, delivery and evaluation of adult education projects with a strong digital focus, given the limitations that Covid-19 has imposed.

The project OBJECTIVE is to develop the skills of adult education project staff to embrace the use of creative project methodologies, digital tools and collaborative strategies which will help them move from narrow process-oriented work to broader people-centred, impact-oriented practices.

The overall result of Creative Change will be more inclusive, creative and agile EU projects in Adult Education which better respond to the post-Covid challenges. 

Specifically we will produce 3 new resources that transfer creative methodologies from the cultural industries for use in Adult Education:
- IO1 The Creative Change Guide presents human-centred and impact-oriented project methodologies used in creative sector and guide participants as to why and how to apply such
methodologies to adult education project design.
- IO2 Creative Change Space, is an online multimedia environment in which project managers can explore and build their skills as they use new approaches, methods and tools in
three main areas i) Finding Creative Solutions ii) Creating Effective Collaboration iii) Ensuring Sustainable Change.
- IO3 Creative Change Hackathons is an innovative training design which enables project managers to set up and run hackathons with colleagues and adult learners, to better
understand and collaboratively develop practical solutions to the problem they face.

The project is coordinated by DIE BERATER (AT). 

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