Entries by wambeke

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What the hack?

“To celebrate the centenary of the ILO and participate in its 24-hour Global Tour, the ITCILO organized a hackaton on the Future of Work and the Future of Learning“ The word hackathon is probably one of the buzzwords you have heard in recent years and not only used in circles where coding specialists are building […]

The Future is a Mindset

Last week we participated in the ILO Global Tour which traveled across 24 offices from Fiji to Lima. While in Turin we were joined by 30 local and global students who participated in a hackathon on the Future of Learning. Their stories were compared with the ideas of futurist Gerd Leonhard. The recording of this […]

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The future of learning is out there. Call for stories.

The first edition of the ‘Future of Learning’ magazine has been launched earlier this year. It contains a selection of 12 stories that reflect interesting institutional learning practices incorporating signals from the future, from micro-learning to macro-learning, from real gamification simulations towards virtual augmented immersive learning experiences and much more. If you would like to […]

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Gender equality helps us reach our full potential

Women team members of the DELTA/MDP unit.        Today, March 8, the world celebrates International Women’s Day, recognizing women for their achievements without regards to divisions. Adopted by the United Nations in 1975, it commemorates the activities of labour movements at the turn of the twentieth century. In 2018 Turin, as men represent […]

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Become a Social Changemaker

The ITCILO is organizing its first course on Communication for Development From 12 to 15 June 2018, the ITCILO will invite development practitioners, policymakers, creatives and academics for 4 interactive face-to-face training days on communication for development. Through interactive sessions, inspiring talks and a creative lab setting, participants will learn how to adopt design thinking […]

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Graphic Design in Development

A case for sustainability, universality and true human needs. Design for world peace Back in 1945, a Yale architecture graduate called Donald McLaughin designed one of the world’s most recognizable symbols: the United Nations emblem. But at that time he wasn’t fully aware of the impact his design would have. When the delegates from 50 […]

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Work 4 Human Development: New Microlearning Prototype

In the last few months we have been very busy working on an innovation project adopting micro-learning methodology. The microlearning prototype, “A Crash Course on Work for Human Development” rethinks and broadens the concept of work that goes beyond simply jobs or employment. It aims to explain the fundamentals of the role of work in […]

How Futures Foresight informs decision-making

In the Ancient world, Babylonian, Egyptian and Greek seers often relied on the interpretation of dreams to predict the future. While seers are no longer viewed as mystical figures connected to the divine, their vocation – that of predicting the future – is morphing into a new academic discipline that policy makers are starting to […]