27 September 2017, by Tobias Wegener
The second conference day comes to its end with its third (and in total fifth) session slot. In this following we want to share some impressions from the Flash Clash session with you!
Curriculum for new approaches to business development
Overcoming informal and formal barriers to the implementation of sustainability
Different spatial planning approaches for a transformation towards sustainability
HEIs and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
Blessing or Curse?
Different Views on SD Travel Programs
Designing the Future
topic room program (slot 5)
Christine Stecker introduced the concept of Flash Clash. A Flash Clash is a role play aiming at getting a new perspective on a subject and in particular the goals and the points of view of different stakeholders. In this case of a Flash Clash there were representatives of the students, the administration, the professors and the president.
Christine Stecker asked the brave participants of the Flash Clash questions about the chosen topic: Gender equality in a HEI. For example it was about the contribution each stakeholder makes to gender equality in the fictional university. It was interesting that the female role player as the representative of the administration immediately slipped into an offensive behaviour while the male counterpart in the role of the president acted defensively. The conflict in this game occurred between the administration and the president.
The role players seemed to have fun and the audience as well. In some situations they all seemed to be kind of thoughtful about what happened and what was said at the role player’s stage. The Flash Clash reached its goal: It opened a new perspective to different stakeholder’s points of view.
Text and photos: Daniela Friedrich
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