The Future of Education

Edition 14

Accepted Abstracts

Evolving Education: the Triple Helix for Innovation and Collaboration

Elvira Martini, University Giustino Fortunato (Italy)

Maria Carmina Sgambato, University Giustino Fortunato (Italy)


The concept of the Triple Helix, based on collaboration among government, industry, and academic institutions, has proven crucial in promoting socio-economic-educational development through innovation. Universities have now become not only the hub of research and knowledge creation but, above all, of what is termed the "third mission": direct interaction processes with civil society and the entrepreneurial fabric, with the aim of promoting economic and social growth in the region. The role of academia has undergone a revolution based on a process that places it at the center not only of knowledge creation but also of knowledge transfer and practical application, implying close interconnection with governmental institutions. This study aims to highlight and promote an interdisciplinary and collaborative approach to education by applying the concept of the triple helix to innovative teaching. The goal is to prepare students for a rapidly evolving world, where solutions to problems often require a holistic and multidisciplinary approach. This may include practical learning projects, internships in companies, collaborations with government entities, and the development of innovative solutions to local and global challenges. A crucial role in the educational process is played by ICT: by promoting universal access to connectivity and stimulating technological innovation, students are prepared for the challenges and opportunities offered by the world of digital innovations.Through case studies and best practices, we will illustrate the ways in which educational institutions can integrate the principles of the Triple Helix into their pedagogical approach: Future Learning represents an educational approach that adapts to the evolving needs of a changing world, preparing individuals with the skills and knowledge necessary to thrive in the future.




Triple Helix, future education, Innovative teaching, future studies.



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