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    Moving from best practice to next practice


    We are all familiar with the term "best practice"; sharing what is working well in one institution so that it might be implemented in another. A "next practice" is about critically reflecting on how our current practices could work differently, more efficiently, more powerfully, thinking about failures, and taking into account future contexts and scenarios. It is about the process and not the final output.

    • A best practice is typically about today, a next practice is about tomorrow.
    • A best practice is understood as an exemplar to be replicated, a next practice is about identifying weak points and connecting dots.
    • A best practice asks “what is working?”, a next practice asks “what could work more powerfully?”.

    We invite you to share your HESD initiatives, projects and research focusing on what is not working so well and thinking about how it could work better. The conference themes are: Quality assurance and enhancement; transformative teaching and learning; leadership for change; professional development; assessment. We are interested in knowing if there is a particular problem that has not been solved, if the methods and techniques used are still working, and if your initiative is aligned with other forward practices in the field – in other words, we want to learn from you and with you.


    Share your next practice – Download the submission form below and send it to office@copernicus-alliance.org by 12 July 2019.


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    Explore, ideate, incubate


    Co-creation labs are communities of inquiry and practice that involve participants in collaboratively exploring a specific HESD challenge, develop ideas to address it and test innovative actions.

    This conference aims to support the launching of the first CA co-creation labs. The CA is committed to support groups in different ways during the online conference and beyond, by:

    • facilitating the technology for online communication and sharing;
    • providing training on design thinking, so that the group can plan and design its co-creation journeys;
    • providing Micro Funds to support the implementation of ideas and publication of collaborative work;
    • supporting the process of bidding for projects.

    We invite you to submit a proposal for a co-creation lab based on the identification of a key challenge that you would like to explore further and re-define with a group of like-hearted colleagues. Your proposal must describe the challenge and propose a methodology to facilitate the co-creation lab during the conference. Typically this online session would take 90 minutes, but you can extend it if desired.


    Propose a co-creation lab – Download the submission form below and send it to office@copernicus-alliance.org by 12 July 2019.