About US

WHAT IS the #LEARNINGPLANET alliance?

Created in 2020 by the Learning Planet Institute and UNESCO, we are an established and growing community of diverse game changers and institutions transforming education around the world. 

Our Alliance unites all change actors, from grassroots players and innovators (universities, NGOs, youth movements, social entrepreneurs…) to cities, national governments and multilateral organisations. Together we co-create new ways of learning, teaching, and researching by sharing our data, practices, knowledge and experience.

Discover the #LearningPlanet Alliance Partners

OUR ASPIRATIONS

Future exploration focused

To embrace change and complexity in exploring new ways of learning, teaching, doing interdisciplinary research, mobilising collective intelligence and seeking to learn from our mistakes. 

Solutions orientated

To create and scale game-changing practices to bring tangible shifts and create a culture of hope. 

Youth committed

To make youth engagement and agency integral in all our actions and initiatives.

Sustainably designed

To build for the long-term by being informed by research, science and traditional wisdom, and inspired by nature and the humanities.

Cooperation driven

To foster cooperation, listening and feedback between members and value collective impact over competition

Equity & Diversity enabled Asset 10

To enable all members by giving an equal space and place and dialling-up those that are unheard or under-represented

Accessibility minded

To communicate in ways that enable everyone to easily join the conversation and favour tools and platforms that our members are already using.

EDUCATION AS A FOUNDATION OF

THE LEARNING SOCIETY

The content and methods must be adapted to each individual and the community to meet the challenges of our time

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Competition between students
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Learning and reciting yesterday's knowledge
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Obedience / Passive posture
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Definition by exclusion (national narratives)
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Complicated models, specialization
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Learn how to behave as a national citizen
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Learn how to exploit oneself, others and the planet
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Learn passively about yesterday's achievements
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Learning about cooperation and collective intelligence
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Learning to update skills and knowledge throughout life
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Initiative taking / Co-construction / Student feedback
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Definition through inclusion (global narratives)
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Complex models, interdisciplinarity
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Learn to become a better person (fractal citizenship)
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Learn how to take care of oneself, others and the planet
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Learn through research how to tackle contemporary challenges

OUR JOURNEY SO FAR

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#LearningPlanet is born

Official launch of the #LearningPlanet initiative on the International Day of Education at the UNESCO headquarters in Paris.

24 January 2020
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Global Little Prince writing contest

The “Conversations with The Little Prince” writing contest is held in 6 languages drawing 2,500 participants.

Autumn 2020
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The Festival goes online

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Festival takes place virtually, with 250 sessions, 330 speakers, and 2,500 participants from 90 countries while thousands of others follow along.

24-30 January 2021
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Creation of the Learning for Sustainability and Youth Empowerment Circles

#LearningPlanet Circles are launched as dedicated spaces to advance the dialogue among a diverse set of stakeholders and to create and/or support projects.

May 2021
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The #LearningPlanet Assembly and the launch of the Transitions in Higher Education Circle

The Assembly draws 500+ participants for 2 days of collaborative sessions, and a key outcome is the creation of the Transitions in Higher Education Circle.

July 2021
5

World Expo in Dubai

#LearningPlanet takes part in the French Pavilion, with an immersive experience featuring the Little Prince and WeLearn, an Artificial Intelligence developed by the Learning Planet Institute.

October 2021 - March 2022
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Launch of the Youth Council

18 elected changemakers are elected to act as leaders and take on strategic decisions of the Youth Empowerment Circle.

October 2021
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Launch of the Youth Fellows community

These youth are a community of inspiring young individuals from around the world. Are you under 25 years old? Apply today!

November 2021
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The Festival goes hybrid

The 3rd edition clearly makes new narratives for education everybody’s business, and features 450+ events, co-created with 250+ partners, and spanning 150+ countries.

22-29 January 2022

The #LearningPLANET TEAM

While the active participation of many #LearningPlanet partners is central to the development of the initiative, The Learning Planet Institute has created a core team to coordinate the efforts of the collective:

Olivier Bréchard

Olivier Bréchard

Chief Operations Officer

Pauline Laravoire

Pauline Laravoire

Community Engagement Manager

Synan Sirus

Synan Sirus

Learning Circles Intern

Leonora Dowley

Leonora Dowley

Partnerships Manager

Réka Lodinsky

Réka Lodinsky

Editorial Project Manager

Edward Stevenette

Edward Stevenette

Education Programme Manager

Sarah Kokuhennedige

Sarah Kokuhennedige

Community Engagement Intern

Gaëll Mainguy

Gaëll Mainguy

Executive Director

Damien Sueur

Damien Sueur

Digital & Audiovisual Project Manager