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Making Edinburgh the First Global City of Learning

Inaugural Lecture by Prof. Jonathan Silvertown at University of Edinburgh 22 Feb 2017
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Jonathan Silvertown

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Transcript of Making Edinburgh the First Global City of Learning

History
Culture
Place
Learning by Discovery
Why Edinburgh?
Making a Learning City
Progress
What Next?
A City of Learning
Niki Vermeulen, SPS
Tour app: Curious Edinburgh
Research & Learning
Bike counters and traffic
"No vestige of a beginning, no prospect of an end"
NO2
There is nothing to be learned from a Professor, which is not to be met with in books
How we transform experience into knowledge
Learning
is
A major process of human adaptation
(Kolb,1984)
Four Quartets
T.S.Eliot
We shall not cease from exploration
And the end of all our exploring
Will be to arrive where we started
And know the place for the first time
Pilot Edinburgh Cityscope with students
Create an Internet of Living Things
Form a community of practice, including schools, community groups and citizens
Edinburgh Futures Institute
Connect with cultural institutions and industry
Interface with the Internet of Things
Edinburgh, first
UNESCO
City of Learning
Lessons
Build on existing apps
Synergy
Sustainability
Lessons
All can contribute
Real science
Data quality
Lessons
A borderless community
Virtuous circle of learning
Encourage repurposing
Kate Jones, UCL
Edinburgh Cityscope
Lessons
Real world problems
Public Engagement
Post-disciplinary
35 seconds later:
Next day:
@EmbraCityscope
www.EdinburghCityscope.org
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