Future of Education 2016 – brilliant ideas around the theme of mindfulness
Future of Education is an annual competitive project of the BSP Business School Berlin, the MSH Medical School Hamburg and the MSB Medical School Berlin and other universities. The overall aim is to elaborate on creative solutions for teaching and learning in the digital world of tomorrow. There are no limits for creativity. What counts is purely the outcome. More than 50 participants took part in this year’s Future of Education programme.
This year, teams elaborated on the topic »Higher/Faster/Further? How do I learn and teach mindfulness?«. They were asked to explore how teaching and learning strategies need to adjust to the societal demands in an efficiency-prone world without disregarding the crucial aspects of human interaction. We put emphasis on interdisciplinary approaches, creativity and teamwork: students were asked to unpack, beyond the standard curriculum and with co-students enrolled in other degrees, and to critically reflect the topic of mindfulness.
The project started with a full day workshop in April at MSH Medical School in Hamburg and was followed by two months of a developmental phase in mixed teams under the supervision and guidance of allocated mentors. Final presentations were delivered to a public audience in June in the Siemens Villa in Berlin. The jury, consisting of mentors, assessed the presentations. One of the mentors, Stefan Peter (Founder of the Forum Mediation & Neuroscience) even took part in this event via skype from New York, to give his vote as a jury member.
We thank all the participants of Future of Education 2016 for this valuable experience. At this point, we would also like to express our gratitude to Mrs. Renken-Olthoff for the financial support of this project.