RC SDG 13 Climate Action Challenge Program Ends with Team Presentations to the Jury

Author: İpek İnci Özyiğit

Editor: Barış Yazıcı

SDG 13 Climate Action Challenge Program is designed to create a space for RC students from different grade levels to take action as a team on the climate crisis and to build capacity among the student body by using design thinking for social, ecological, and economic sustainability. Throughout this program, teams practiced three essential knowledges:

  1. Understanding others and the ecosystem in which they operate
  2. Brainstorming different ideas as a team to come up with a solution
  3. Creating a prototype…


Author: İpek İnci Özyiğit (Grade 9)

Editor: Barış Yazıcı (Grade 12)

RC Social Entrepreneurship, Innovation, and Creativity Office (RC SEIC) organized the fifth design thinking workshop on defining the solution and financial sustainability with SDG 13 Climate Action Challenge Teams. Mr. Holz joined the circle to give a presentation on Bokashi composting. Ms. Alev Çağlar was also invited to introduce the projects in Aşıklı Höyük. Thanks to them, teams got acquainted with the projects carried inside and outside of Robert College on agriculture.

“This will be a hands-on learning opportunity for the RC community.”

Mr. Holz started by giving a…


Author: İpek İnal (Grade 10)

Two Prep Students, one Grade 9 student, one Grade 10 student, and two Grade 12 students. Can they build a community of social innovators, designers, and creators through a weekly event at a high school? As a team, this was our design challenge! This is the learning journey of a group of teenagers building a community starting with 3 people and reaching out to 338 in five months in student facilitated sharing circles.

Poster by Evrim (Grade 9)

A team of 6 students from RC Social Entrepreneurship, Innovation, and Creativity Office (RC SEIC) have been organizing a weekly community building gathering entitled “On Wednesdays We…


Author: Barış Yazıcı

RC Social Entrepreneurship, Innovation, and Creativity Office (RC SEIC) organized the first meeting of the series “Innovation Alumni Talks”, during which faculty, staff, and students listened to Can Yesildere’s (RC ’18) gap year experience and engaged in insightful discussions.

Why Innovation Alumni Talks?

Innovation Alumni Talks connects RC student changemakers with RC Alumni changemakers from diverse disciplines, backgrounds. This allows participants to gain exposure to diverse ideas and to challenge those very ideas in the same sharing circle.

Meeting #1: Can Yesildere RC ‘18

Can started off the discussion by talking about his gap year experience and…


Author: Barış Yazıcı

RC Social Entrepreneurship, Innovation, and Creativity Office (RC SEIC) organized the second meeting of the series “Innovation Sense Making Den”, during which faculty, staff, and students engaged in a discussion on Dr. Otto Scharmer’s Theory U with a particular focus on “Turning the Camera Around: Who is my self? — What is My Work?”.

Why Innovation Sense Making Den?

The philosophy of “Innovation Sense Making Den” emerges from a critique of learning hierarchies, which divides the learning process into two distinct groups: students and teachers. This hierarchical structure results in missed learning opportunities. Our aim as RC…


Author: İpek İnci Özyiğit

Editor: Barış Yazıcı

RC Social Entrepreneurship, Innovation, and Creativity Office (RC SEIC) organized the fourth design thinking workshop on problem definition and ideation with SDG 13 Climate Action Challenge Teams. UN Volunteers Turkey Country Coordinator Nil Memişoğlu honored our circle with her presentation on volunteerism.

How to Determine the Actual Problem?

Teams started by watching a video about Veronika Scott’s passion project, which aimed to help the homeless in Detroit. She initially thought of the main problem as people’s vulnerability to weather conditions, and thus designed a multi-functional coat that can be converted into a sleeping…


Robert Kolej Sosyal Girişimcilik, İnovasyon, Yaratıcılık Ofisi’nden Yeni Bir Konuşma Serisi: “Sosyal Fayda İçin Teknoloji”

Yazar: Aylin Alkaş (Lise 12), Berke Altıparmak (Lise 12)

Yapay Zeka, Artırılmış Gerçeklik, Nesnelerin İnterneti gibi gelişen teknolojiler toplumsal fayda için nasıl kullanılabilir? Bunların önümüzdeki 10 yıl içinde, kişisel hayatımızı nasıl değiştirmesini bekliyoruz ve daha da önemlisi neyi değiştirmesini iple çekiyoruz? Keşfedilmeyi bekleyen bu alanın etik kapsamı yeterince tartışılıyor mu? Biz hazır mıyız? Robert Kolej Sosyal Girişimcilik, İnovasyon, ve Yaratıcılık Ofisi, Robert Kolej CTO’su Tanol Türkoğlu ile birlikte üç hafta boyunca bu konuları teker teker ele alarak keşiflerimize alan açıyor. …


Author: Barış Yazıcı (Grade 12)

Robert College Innovation Sense Making Den

RC Social Entrepreneurship, Innovation, and Creativity Office (RC SEIC) organized the very first meeting of the series “Innovation Sense Making Den”, during which faculty, staff, and students engaged in a discussion on Dr. Otto Scharmer’s Theory U with a particular focus on “transforming EGOsystems into ECOsystems”.

Why Innovation Sense Making Den?

The philosophy of “Innovation Sense Making Den” emerges from a critique of learning hierarchies, which divides the learning process into two distinct groups: students and teachers. This hierarchical structure results in missed learning opportunities. Our aim as RC…


Author: İpek İnci Özyiğit (Grade 9)

Editor: Barış Yazıcı (Grade 12)

RC Social Entrepreneurship, Innovation, and Creativity Office (RC SEIC) organized the second design thinking workshop with SDG 13 Climate Action Challenge Teams. In this workshop, RC SEIC hosted Ms. Dünya Önen, Mr. Holz, and Mr. Oliver from Robert College and Aysel Madra from Yuvam Dünya to open space for teams gain further insights into what is already being done to protect the environment at RC and in Turkey, which helped them deepen their empathy and definition work.

Biodiversity on RC Campus

Ms. Önen and Mr. Holz started by making…


Yazar: İpek İnci Özyiğit (Lise 9)

Editör: Barış Yazıcı (Lise 12)

Robert Kolej Sosyal Girişimcilik, İnovasyon, ve Yaratıcılık Ofisi (RC SEIC), geçtiğimiz hafta ikinci çevrim içi etkinliğini düzenledi. Robert Kolej öğrencilerinin ve öğretmenlerinin davet edildiği etkinlikte Kale Grubu Yönetim Kurulu Başkanı ve CEO’su Zeynep Bodur Okyay ve Kale Grubu Kurumsal İletişim Müdürü Zeynep Özler, konuşmacı olarak yer aldı.

Her Genç, Sosyal Girişimcilik Beceri Setine Sahip Olmalı!

Açılış konuşmasında Robert Kolej Sosyal Girişimcilik, İnovasyon, ve Yaratıcılık Yöneticisi Aybike Oğuz, sosyal girişimcilik beceri setine sahip olmanın önemine dikkat çekti. …

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