Conferences and symposiums Sustainable relevance - How can we be smart in how we develop our education?
In this workshop, we will take a deep “dip” into what sustainable relevance is and what it can look like in different settings. We hope to inspire participants to reflect on strategies to implement sustainable relevance in their educational settings.
Context: Continuous learning, faculty development.
Workshop, 3 h.
From a quality management perspective, it can be stated that we as a university, like developments in health care in general, have gradually adopted a production focus where we are measured (and in many respects replaced) on the basis of our production of research publications, dissertations, doctoral students, and students. Our choice to focus on production can jeopardize learning and, in the long run, hinder our ability to create value for our students and staff (Edmondson, 2012).
We have found that students and teachers within our university highlight the need for education to be perceived as "authentic". Times change and thus also the competencies needed or the examples used. Our strategies to continuously develop require a long-term approach that ensures that the research that is published and the students who graduate are perceived by themselves and others to be relevant in terms of their competencies and capabilities for contributing to the further development of healthcare, life sciences, and society.
We at the university need to therefore strengthen our understanding of our surroundings (societal and stakeholder needs) and adapt our activities and structure to continuously to meet these external needs AND generate innovation (Bergman & Klefsjö, 2002). In addition, we need to make our relevance sustainable, in what Carse and Sinek call the "infinite game," a perpetual relationship that never ends (Carse, 1986; Sinek, 2019). It is not enough with single projects - KI needs a "sustainable relevance" that extends far beyond the individual efforts of those in leadership positions.
In this workshop, we will take a deep “dip” into what sustainable relevance is and what it can look like in different settings. We hope to inspire participants to reflect on strategies to implement sustainable relevance in their educational settings. We will discuss and share experiences of both pitfalls and success stories.
Educators within higher education or doctoral education that wants to reflect on methods to implement or develop sustainable relevance in their educational settings.
The workshop will use presentation with discussion. As a participant you will be asked to share and discuss your and others’ settings to be able to reflect on different strategies.
This workshop has its origin in the work of KI's Pedagogical Compass.