Municipality of ‘s-Hertogenbosch (2010)

Challenge: collect and share knowledge about the next generation (TNG) in all participating European countries and generate ideas of how to bridge the gap between adults and youngsters in education.

Approach: I designed and facilitated several creative sessions with youngsters, teachers and civil servants. The most powerful session was a co-creation session with teachers and youngsters. In this session teachers and youngsters created empathy maps of each other and shared the result. It gave a lot of clarity on assumptions from both perspectives and the opportunity to define together the most relevant gaps. Then they generated ideas for how to overcome these gaps.

Impact: this not only lead to insight into opportunity areas and more understanding between youngsters and teachers, it also helped improve an application for funding for a broader research project about this subject.

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