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Jan Gejel presentation at the Daugavpils University 19th of April 2012 Regional innovation needs ALL creative resources from our young people THE HUMAN.

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1 Jan Gejel presentation at the Daugavpils University 19th of April 2012 Regional innovation needs ALL creative resources from our young people THE HUMAN RESSOURCE CHALLENGE Ageing society. An increasing number of young people dropping out of education, getting disengaged or completing school with poor results… On the other hand: the region needs still fewer low- educated workers and still more well-educated, self- directed and creative lifelong learners… SENIOR EUROPEAN PROJECT MANAGER JAN GEJEL DENMARK

2 Jan Gejel presentation at the Daugavpils University 19th of April 2012 Regional innovation needs ALL creative resources from our young people THE GLOBAL PRESSURE The global market will not help the European regions. On the contrary. All European regions will be under great pressure from the new and from emerging economies. SENIOR EUROPEAN PROJECT MANAGER JAN GEJEL DENMARK

3 Jan Gejel presentation at the Daugavpils University 19th of April 2012 Regional innovation needs ALL creative resources from our young people SENIOR EUROPEAN PROJECT MANAGER JAN GEJEL DENMARK WHY LINKED TO TECHNOLOGY, INNOVATION AND YOUTH? Because technology and innovation is not only about producing goods and services, but more and more about: Developing strong creative competences among our citizens, the new generations in particular

4 Jan Gejel presentation at the Daugavpils University 19th of April 2012 Regional innovation needs ALL creative resources from our young people INNOVATION COMPETENCES Competences to create innovation in design, knowledge, community initiatives, ecology and energy, and in technology itself – aiming to produce strong, attractive and market expanding and leading new products and services SENIOR EUROPEAN PROJECT MANAGER JAN GEJEL DENMARK

5 Jan Gejel presentation at the Daugavpils University 19th of April 2012 Regional innovation needs ALL creative resources from our young people TECHNOLOGY IS ABOUT INNOVATION IN LEARNING So, technology is not only about physical products or research. Technology must serve as a powerful resource for re-engaging our young generations. We cannot effort to lose a still growing percentage of our young people. SENIOR EUROPEAN PROJECT MANAGER JAN GEJEL DENMARK

6 Jan Gejel presentation at the Daugavpils University 19th of April 2012 Regional innovation needs ALL creative resources from our young people MORE DISENGAGED YOUNG PEOPLE Efforts to provide disengaged or at risk youth with basic traditional schooling is not enough. Basic schooling will not be sufficient to enable them to contribute to a creative labor market. And, by the way, they are not interested in basic schooling! SENIOR EUROPEAN PROJECT MANAGER JAN GEJEL DENMARK

7 Jan Gejel presentation at the Daugavpils University 19th of April 2012 Regional innovation needs ALL creative resources from our young people HOW CAN WE USE INNOVATE TECHNOLOGY TO RE-ENGAGE OUR YOUNG PEOPLE? By fundamentally re-thinking education and learning and basing innovative learning facilities on advanced and creative use of technology and media. SENIOR EUROPEAN PROJECT MANAGER JAN GEJEL DENMARK

8 Jan Gejel presentation at the Daugavpils University 19th of April 2012 Regional innovation needs ALL creative resources from our young people SENIOR EUROPEAN PROJECT MANAGER JAN GEJEL DENMARK HOW CAN WE USE INNOVATE TECHNOLOGY TO RE-ENGAGE OUR YOUNG PEOPLE? By offering youth at risk and disengaged young learners new creative learning opportunities, forgetting old classrooms and outdated academic learning styles.

9 Jan Gejel presentation at the Daugavpils University 19th of April 2012 Regional innovation needs ALL creative resources from our young people SENIOR EUROPEAN PROJECT MANAGER JAN GEJEL DENMARK HOW CAN WE USE INNOVATE TECHNOLOGY TO RE-ENGAGE OUR YOUNG PEOPLE? By offering them explorative laboratories of learning with technology and media, linking their learning to their own talents, their community and to real life.

10 Jan Gejel presentation at the Daugavpils University 19th of April 2012 Regional innovation needs ALL creative resources from our young people DISAPPOINTMENT AND NEVER UNFOLDED POTENTIALS The European Commission and the OECD: Educational technology has been a great disappointment. Old classrooms with a little ICT. We need new media and laboratory based didactics, innovating the basic ways in which we think and organize learning for our new generations. SENIOR EUROPEAN PROJECT MANAGER JAN GEJEL DENMARK

11 Jan Gejel presentation at the Daugavpils University 19th of April 2012 Regional innovation needs ALL creative resources from our young people EXAMPLES – EU LABlearning - developing media based laboratories for formal and non-formal youth learning SENIOR EUROPEAN PROJECT MANAGER JAN GEJEL DENMARK

12 Jan Gejel presentation at the Daugavpils University 19th of April 2012 Regional innovation needs ALL creative resources from our young people SENIOR EUROPEAN PROJECT MANAGER JAN GEJEL DENMARK EXAMPLES – EU SCANDINAVIAN GAME DEVELOPERS - developing learning games as a creative encounter of young learners and game designers

13 Jan Gejel presentation at the Daugavpils University 19th of April 2012 Regional innovation needs ALL creative resources from our young people DIALOGUE Please do not hesitate to invite us to dialogues on these challenges both during and after the conference… SENIOR EUROPEAN PROJECT MANAGER JAN GEJEL DENMARK


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