Dienstag, 24. März 2020, 11:00 - Donnerstag, 26. März 2020, 15:08

IGNITE Conference and Pre-conference Workshop

The ACDH-CH acts as organiser for the IGNITE Conference on "Design Thinking & Maker Culture: Sticky Learning for the 21st Century" taking place in Vienna in March 2020.

As local organiser the Austrian Centre for Digital Humanities and Cultural Heritageis pleased to invite to the IGNITE Conference and Pre-conference Workshop on "Design Thinking & Maker Culture: Sticky Learning for the 21st Century" taking place in Vienna in March 2020.


March 25-26, 2020

Sticky learning is a fairly new concept that promotes methods for teaching/training so that it is retained more effectively afterwards — hence the stickiness. This is clearly the goal of all learning activities, but with recent technology development and with the concept of Industry 4.0, stickiness has also become a concept for learning outcomes that persist beyond the individual course or degree. Teaching methods such as problem and project-based learning, active classrooms, and student-centred classrooms are teaching methods that promote sticky learning.

These teaching methods can be explored within the wider frameworks of design thinking and maker culture as ways to teach a new generation of humanities and heritage students lifelong skills crucial to the creative and cultural industries, including user-centred design, citizen engagement, co-creation across sectors and on a larger scale, as well as ways for those in the humanities and heritage to take on and create solutions for global challenges. We know that such solutions will include new technologies, but also that they will rest on human and humanities knowledge for a sustainable (digital) transition of society.

This conference seeks to explore these themes within the wider areas of education within the digital humanities, cultural studies, and the creative and cultural industries, both as part traditional educational curricula as well as lifelong learning.


March 24, 2020

A pre-conference, co-designed workshop will explore how we can integrate new modalities of teaching (online, blended and flipped classrooms) and enhance and empower humanities students to apply critical thinking through design and making, reflecting on how we can challenge the ways that education frameworks and knowledge institutions define humanities education, classrooms and curricula particularly at the postgraduate level.

Further information and registration: https://ignite.acdh.oeaw.ac.at/conference-vienna/