Why build a Learning Planet?
The world is facing an unprecedented convergence of crises— sanitary, environmental, economic, political and social. Needs are massive, urgent and universal. They are calling for a collective and dynamic response to empower everyone to contribute to meeting these challenges.
Learning is at the heart of all the transitions that are needed and everyone, individually or collectively, can play a role. The seeds of change already exist with thousands of initiatives and innovative solutions flourishing around the world. From schools to universities, companies to NGOs, states to international organisations, online platforms to learning cities, networks of changemakers to youth movements, myriads of learning communities are paving the way at different scales.
LearningPlanet will inspire and empower learners to contribute by crowdsourcing pioneering programs and social experiments and help scale up effective pedagogy for systemic change.
The #LearningPlanet activities are structured around four priorities:
- The promotion of pedagogies that help learners to collectively solve complex challenges such as those posed by the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDOs) defined by the United Nations. Other innovative on-the-ground programmes are currently being co-designed by the #LearningPlanet teams together with Agence Française de Développement & Digital Africa, as well as with UNICEF and LabXchange (Harvard University).
- The celebration of learning, formal and informal, at the heart of necessary transitions, enabling everyone, at any age, to take better care of themselves, others and the planet. This is the purpose of the #LearningPlanet Festival.
- The creation of a #LearningPlanet Open Campus, made up of a panoply of digital solutions to help learning collectives (schools, universities, third places, cities and territories, etc.) to solve challenges related to SDGs.
- International advocacy focused on the rights of the youth and the rights of learners, in particular by ensuring that young people from all over the world are involved in decisions concerning their learning and their future.
LearningPlanet will facilitate learning, action and leadership at a massive scale to address our most urgent and pressing challenges. A #LearningPlanet to dream bigger, live differently and achieve better together!