During autumn 2020, Halmstad University launched four new courses within the Common Core framework. One explicit goal is to educate students in interdisciplinary thinking around societal challenges. One of these courses is 'Inventing smart futures'. The planning of the course started already in 2016 when Common Core still was in its first ideation phase. Vaike will tell the story of when a working group consisting of scholars within economics, computer science, theory of science, media- and communication, pedagogy and critical design came together to create a course about smart futures by working along interdisciplinary principles. She will demonstrate how the course looked like at the end, and some first insights into how it works with students.
Vaike Fors is associate professor in pedagogy at the School of Informatics, Halmstad University. She teaches in the under-graduate program 'Digital Design and innovation' and she was appointed Excellent Teacher in 2019.
Seminar in English. No registration needed.
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