An evolution of regional vocational education through the path of the Centre for Innovative Vocational Education Smart Technology (CIV-Smart Technology), a story of ambition, innovation and growing impact. In the period from 2015 to 2018, the first steps were taken to create an innovative learning platform, where interdisciplinary and cross-sectoral learning are central. In this unruly period of school merger, the foundations were nevertheless laid that led to a thriving region of knowledge and innovation. Meanwhile, CIV-Smart Technology has grown from an idea, experimentation and creation of preconditions from prototypes to a source of inspiration for students, teachers, and industry partners.
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From innovative beginnings to a leading force in educational innovation

An evolution of regional vocational education through the path of the Centre for Innovative Vocational Education Smart Technology (CIV-Smart Technology), a story of ambition, innovation and growing impact. In the period from 2015 to 2018, the first steps were taken to create an innovative learning platform, where interdisciplinary and cross-sectoral learning are central. In this unruly period of school merger, the foundations were nevertheless laid that led to a thriving region of knowledge and innovation. Meanwhile, CIV-Smart Technology has grown from an idea, experimentation and creation of preconditions from prototypes to a source of inspiration for students, teachers, and industry partners.

Timeframe

2016-2018: The formative years of the project

2018-2024: The continuation and expansion of the project

Role

Director and programme director in the early development phase of the Satellite Labs/Living Labs .

Fundamental contribution to the development of the CIV-Smart Technology and Dutch Innovation Park/Factory.

Objective

Initially focused on creating an interdisciplinary and cross-sectoral learning environment.

Evolution towards a broader platform for Smart Technology education, focusing on themes such as digitalisation and sustainability.

Tasks and Responsibilities

Initiate collaborations between education, business and government.

Develop innovative educational models and projects.

Laying sustainable foundations for future education in technology and ICT.

Facilitate accommodation needs appropriate to hybrid learning in social contexts.

Core values in Practice

Interweaving innovation, collaboration and societal engagement in learning projects.

Integration of theoretical knowledge and practical experience, preparing for labour market needs.

Impact and Results

Foundation for learning in Satellite Labs/Living Labs and thus impact on student development.

Expansion and deepening opportunities for co-creative ambitions of MBO and HBO within Dutch Innovation Factory and CIV Smart Technology programme since 2018.

Learning opportunities

Importance of intersectoral cooperation for educational innovation.

Insights into the dynamics of public-private partnerships.

Working and guiding principles under a transition vision on learning and innovation in regional ecosystems.

Skills developed by participants

Expertise in servant leadership in networks, innovation and educational innovation.

Development of collaboration skills and practical teaching methods for vocational education and lifelong development.

References

For further details, visit the CIV Smart Technology projects page and the About CIV Smart Technology page.