THE LAB IN ACTION 

How can we work together in addressing priority needs for children 0-5 in Oxford?

 

A Rapid Action Lab (RAL) is a strategy for quickly coming up with and testing out possible solutions to a stated challenge - in this case the question framed above. The RAL is designed to address complex social situations, where changes can happen rapidly and the stakes are high for the people involved. The approach involves three key steps:

  • Step 1 / Bringing in the Community who are connected directly to the Early Years challenge to form a Lab Team. Meet the Oxford Early Years Lab Team.

  • Step 2 / 3 Day Kick-off Workshop where the Lab Team meet to learn more about the challenge and form Action Teams to develop and prototype potential solutions.

  • Step 3 / 1 Month Action Cycles where the Action Teams test their prototypes in the field and then return to the lab, in form of studios, to develop their ideas based on real world feedback.

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OXFORD EARLY YEARS RAPID ACTION LAB EventS

Get to know about each of the different studios and lab events.

 
 
 

KICK OFF WORKSHOP REPORT

6 - 8th JUNE 2018

ACTION CYCLE 1 STUDIO

10th JULY 2018

ACTION CYCLE 2 STUDIO

7th AUGUST 2018

ACTION CYCLE 3 CLOSING STUDIO

6th SEPTEMBER 2018

 
 

ACTION CYCLE 4 STUDIO

8th OCTOBER 2018

ACTION CYCLE 5 STUDIO

13th NOVEMBER 2018

ACTION CYCLE 6 CLOSING STUDIO

6th DECEMBER 2018

LAB EVALUATION

REPORT

 
 

OXFORD EARLY YEARS RAPID ACTION LAB ACTION TEAMS

Get to know each Action Team and their solution.

 
 

OXNEST

Action Team 1

JOINING THE TOTS

Action Team 2

IN THE LOOP

Action Team 3

LOLAH

Action Team 4

OXPLORERS

Action Team 5