Designing and managing projects: Innovation in education

This project course teaches the design, management and communication of a typical foundation project targeted at improving equity in the realm of education. The course (which is highly-interactive in its design and run like a workshop rather than a seminar) covers aspects such as project planning, project management tools, change management, pyramidal thinking, developing storylines and presentation methods.

Over the course of the semester, students work in small teams of 4 members each on developing a proposal for an operational project to relieve educational inequality in the public school system. The goal is to obtain (fictitious) approval from the Bertelsmann Stiftung's board to carry out the proposal.

This course is for 1st year MPP students only.

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