Interaction and Bridge Building
University College Lillebaelt’s vision is to transform and apply knowlegde in practice.
Bridge Builder between Practical Know-How and Research
University College Lillebælt (UCL) has a vision to transform knowledge into usable practical know-how. Our core competency is knowledge development, which is created based upon the practical know-how from the professions combined with research-based knowledge. We thus develop new modes of practice, which intertwines specific practical know-how with the more generic knowledge gained through research.
UCL’s developmental work is interdisciplinary and organised in four clusters across professions. Each cluster initiates networking and development activities for those involved with research in practical know-how or development projects across the educational programmes, allowing for a knowledge-flow between students, teachers, consultants, researchers and those who are practice-oriented.
The increased need for new and sustainable knowledge within professional educations creates a demand for new, suitable learning platforms. The profession laboratory represents UCL’s suggestion as to how the development of professional know-how can be strengthen in a process that includes all relevant agents.
As a learning platform, the profession laboratory offers a space to challenge fundamental assumptions, to work with the knowledge of the unknown, and to move into uncertain areas. Hereby the foundation is created for the composition of broad knowledge that defies the boundaries between theory and practice, education and occupation, and between passive and active agents.
The potential agents in the profession laboratories are practice-oriented individuals, users, recruiters, researchers, students, developers, teachers, businesses and institutions. Partnership development is essential to the profession laboratories.
The development of those welfare procedures essential to society requires a close cooperation between relevant partners. Furthermore, welfare development necessarily takes place in interaction between staff members and those out in the field, due to the increased speed of change as well as the complex conditions for handling assignments.
By way of partnerships, UCL creates a framework for cooperation between the university college and those interested within public and private organisations, putting the development of welfare procedures into focus.
The fundamental idea in this partnership is reciprocity, not a monopoly-like cartel formation, where two participants exclude a third agent. Rather it is a voluntary cooperation based upon concrete assessments of each individual activity to decide, which areas are interesting to work on together, and which would benefit from collaborating with a different partner.
UCL prioritises these partnerships in order to create a mutual understanding of mutual challenges within the practical field both regionally, nationally and globally.