Planning new learning activities. Incentivising learning and social impact.
Social Impact Student Challenge/Competition can also provide an opportunity for extra PR and marketing and a mechanism to create a wider social impact for example by crowdfunding/fundraising for social impact projects
Lecturers and Students, Communities, charities or individuals present challenges to be solved
Many of these kind of challenges are run through online platforms and portals
1 Discover and define your challenge and your prize. Focus the challenge on a topic where fresh thinking is needed. Consider a topic that is close to your students hearts. Think about the impact that is needed and what type of solutions your students could come up with based on the education they have received to date. Here are some key questions to consider at this step:
2 Consider how your challenge will work. Come up with clear and straightforward criteria. Consider how best to design the challenge and how you or others will support them during the prize. As part of this step your should consider the problem definition/s, the challenge statement and judging criteria.
Here are some key question/s to consider at this step:
3 Launch your social impact challenge, ensuring the clear and simple guidelines and criteria previously set out are followed.
4 Review and evaluate the success of your social impact challenge with relevant stakeholders, other educators involved if nay and the students. Round tables and discussions to peer review all of the proposed solutions provides further learning opportunities.