This research report explains how the Covid-19 pandemic may have led to second-order learning amongst the Transformative Innovation Policy Consortium (TIPC) community.
The first component of the project was developed from May to August 2020 and built through a sample of 16 participants working as funders or practitioners from science, technology and innovation (STI) agencies and sustainability and innovation professors and researchers in universities. They were interviewed and also participated in a workshop to exchange their perspectives on the pandemic, STI responses, and second-order learning ideas as a critical element towards transformation.
The second part of the project (addressed in this final report) explored how those participants have experienced different changes in their lives and what they have learned due to the pandemic. It shows how, in Jack Mezirow’s words, ‘when circumstances permit, transformative learners move towards a frame of reference that is more inclusive, discriminating, self-reflective, and integrative of experience’.
Boni, A., Terrazas, P. (2020) Second-order learning from the Covid-19 pandemic: Report. Available at https://tipresourcelab.net/resource/second-order-learning-from-the-covid-19-pandemic-preliminary-insights/