Redesigning Science Education
Parsons The New School is a leading design university based in New York City, most known for its programs in Fashion Design, Design Strategies, and Transdisciplinary Design.
TASC is a nonprofit organization helping urban schools expand the school day to give disadvantaged students more opportunities to discover and develop their talents. TASC wanted to apply concepts from Social-Emotional Learning to lay a foundation for a new instructional approach to science learning. ORGE Innovation Consulting helped TASC and Every Hour Counts, a coalition of citywide organizations that increase access to quality learning opportunities, to apply design strategies for designing alternative moments of learning that integrates Social-Emotional Learning and Science Education. Through Project Framing and Knowledge Brokering activities it was possible to engage experts and field workers to transform inside and outside fragments of information dispersed among all stakeholders into actionable ideas envisioning the future of science learning.
Open Innovation Consortium
By promoting knowledge exchange between the group of multi-disciplinary experts chosen by Phoenix TV, ORGE Innovation was able to create an Open Innovation Consortium environment to facilliate the formation of new links between the participants, their communities in China, and their global networks.
Through Project Framing, ORGE Innovation was able to provide activities to participants that interwove and contextualized the newly-acquired information gained from courses in the Parsons program with experts' tacit knowledge and insights and inspiration gained through collaboration.
Knowledge Brokering was utilized to combine participants' internal knowledge as experts in the fields of media, fashion, and luxury branding with information gathered through the prompted exploration of Chinese societal trends and lifestyles. The fusing of this information resulted in the design of pursuable, sophisticated, and clear business models which could be elaborated and tuned through further analysis.