Event Title

Changing pedagogy and driving innovation in emerging economies: The role of national development strategy, policy and innovation instruments – Case Study Kosovo

Session

Education and Development

Description

This paper examines the link between national development strategies, educational policy and innovation lab instruments in emerging economies. Innovations lab instruments are synonymous here for innovation processes and coordination. Using Kosovo, the youngest state in Europe as a case (53% youth), this research employed document analysis, surveys and key actor interviews as methods to examine why national development strategies and policy drive social and development innovation, particularly through activities of international agents like UNICEF and its Innovations lab in Kosovo. Based on initial results of a comprehensive study of innovation activities developed and facilitated by UNICEF’s Innovations lab, it concludes that strategic plans and policies are important contingent factors fostering pedagogical change and innovative processes, whilst making instruments of innovations labs effective; allowing innovation to occur. Effective is here synonymous for successful.

Keywords:

National development strategies, educational policies, development innovation, innovation labs, social innovation and processes, Kosovo, UNICEF

Session Chair

Mary M. Somerville

Session Co-Chair

Karoly Nagy

Proceedings Editor

Edmond Hajrizi

ISBN

978-9951-437-54-7

Location

Durres, Albania

Start Date

28-10-2017 11:00 AM

End Date

28-10-2017 12:30 PM

DOI

10.33107/ubt-ic.2017.127

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Changing pedagogy and driving innovation in emerging economies: The role of national development strategy, policy and innovation instruments – Case Study Kosovo

Durres, Albania

This paper examines the link between national development strategies, educational policy and innovation lab instruments in emerging economies. Innovations lab instruments are synonymous here for innovation processes and coordination. Using Kosovo, the youngest state in Europe as a case (53% youth), this research employed document analysis, surveys and key actor interviews as methods to examine why national development strategies and policy drive social and development innovation, particularly through activities of international agents like UNICEF and its Innovations lab in Kosovo. Based on initial results of a comprehensive study of innovation activities developed and facilitated by UNICEF’s Innovations lab, it concludes that strategic plans and policies are important contingent factors fostering pedagogical change and innovative processes, whilst making instruments of innovations labs effective; allowing innovation to occur. Effective is here synonymous for successful.