Social design for inclusive local learning ecosystems: an entrepreneurial cultural affinity approach

Savva, Stefania and Souleles, Nicos and Ferreira, Ana Margarida (2019) Social design for inclusive local learning ecosystems: an entrepreneurial cultural affinity approach. EAI Endorsed Transactions on Creative Technologies, 6 (20): 3. ISSN 2409-9708

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INTRODUCTION: The ECAS (Entrepreneurial Cultural Affinity Spaces) framework seeks to transform social design theory and practice, through an emergent instructional paradigm of heritage-led, local learning ecosystem approaches, to leverage on diverse assets of people in community settings.

OBJECTIVES: This paper addresses the theoretical backdrop of how such ecosystems can be co-designed, implemented, and evaluated, to include disadvantaged and underrepresented groups.

METHODS: We seek to introduce the ECAS framework and how it can present an inclusive and open instructional paradigm that improves design for social change, innovation, and entrepreneurship in practice.

RESULTS: In this paper, we address implementation through an Erasmus Plus, Adult Education research project, discussing the framework, conditions, and support mechanisms developed.

CONCLUSION: Reconfiguration of design for social change and our collective mind-set, will create the conditions for more dynamic and powerful collaborations that stimulate and enable social innovation, entrepreneurship and inclusion.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: urban regeneration, local learning ecosystems, embodiment, entrepreneurship, social innovation, circular economy, social design, underrepresented groups, social inclusion, social impact
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Depositing User: EAI Editor I.
Date Deposited: 07 Sep 2020 13:39
Last Modified: 07 Sep 2020 13:39

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