[RE]LEARN 2020 - The Learning Innovation Festival has ended
Tuesday, November 17 • 16:00 - 16:30
The Circular Economy Model for EaaS (Education as a Service)

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This model is aimed at rethinking the concept of Circular Economy, usually applied to products, and to apply it to Education as a Service (EaaS).

Indeed, with phrases like “zero waste” now universally familiar, there is a growing impulse towards minimizing the consequences of the linear economic model: take-make-waste. However, replicating that concept to the services' area unveils a clear gap: one of the most critical areas of alignment between a changing economic model and an education system that just has to do more to prepare us for it. Primary and Secondary Education are doing their bit to prepare us for a Circular Economy, but what about Higher Education?

There's also an imminent need to reflect around sustainability with a purpose. For that to happen, leadership has a clear shift to make towards tightening efforts and joining forces, hoping to change the current reality where our dominant economic model remains linear and the old guard are hanging on tightly. A new generation is coming through a Primary and Secondary school system that ought to prepare young people for the transition to a Circular Economy. Businesses are under pressure to make the shift, and we even see that it can be profitable. In the middle are Higher Education institutions, and the world will not wait much longer for them to become part of the new reality.

To remain relevant and to use their huge influence and resources to be part of this shift, institutions at all levels of education must collaborate and share to create a common approach that works. After all, that’s what the Circular Economy is all about.

Through this session we'll embark on a journey where we'll evaluate how we can make Circular Economy a suitable and sustainable model for EaaS.

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Alejandra Otero

Edupreneur & CMO for Educational Institutions, NEO Academy
Alejandra Otero - Founder, CMO and former director specialized in digital marketing and student recruitment for educational institutions. Alejandra created NEO with the aim of reshaping the future of education by giving support to educational institutions in the integration of marketing... Read More →

Tuesday November 17, 2020 16:00 - 16:30 CET