The Regional Department of Educational Planning of Thessaly and the Creative Technologies Learning Lab of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering of the University of Thessaly (DECE) co-organized an event on the importance of innovation skills for a green economy. The event was aimed at vocational students and teachers and was attended by 30 students of the 4th Evening Vocational High School of Volos. It took place at the DECE Computer Lab at the intersection of Sekeri and Heyden Streets in Volos on Thursday, November 24, 2022.
The event aimed to raise student awareness on environmentally responsible production practices in broad sectors and to develop innovation skills for redesigning production processes by applying green practices. Participants had the opportunity to collaborate in groups to design or redesign services and processes with the aim of improving their environmental footprint by applying design thinking, a deeply anthropocentric design method that contributes to better addressing needs through a process of empathy and ideation that helps introduce solutions to difficult problems of the economy and society.
Participants used digital learning services that drive innovation in groups. The services were designed and developed by the Creative Technologies Learning Lab in the framework of research project Design4Climate funded by the Erasmus+ program of the European Commission and implemented from 2020 to 2022. The research project aims to promote innovative green thinking in vocational training.
In addition to the University of Thessaly, educational organizations from Poland, Portugal, Bulgaria, and Sweden participate in the research project see more