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

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DOI:

https://doi.org/10.4108/eai.30-7-2019.162947

Keywords:

urban regeneration, local learning ecosystems, embodiment, entrepreneurship, social innovation, circular economy, social design, underrepresented groups, social inclusion, social impact

Abstract

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.

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16-07-2019

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Savva S, Souleles N, Margarida Ferreira A. Social design for inclusive local learning ecosystems: an entrepreneurial cultural affinity approach. EAI Endorsed Trans Creat Tech [Internet]. 2019 Jul. 16 [cited 2024 Apr. 18];6(20):e3. Available from: https://publications.eai.eu/index.php/ct/article/view/1470