OUR PRIORITIES

#LearningPlanet is structured around 4 key priorities, each of which promotes a series of innovative and collaborative programmes.

Learning for Sustainability

Identification and dissemination of initiatives, methods and educational resources for collective problem solving

#LearningPlanet facilitates the dissemination of educational methods and resources that enable learners to tackle local or even global issues by developing skills such as critical thinking, collaboration, collective intelligence, creativity, learning by doing, social and emotional intelligence, reflexivity, systemic approaches, change management, frugal innovation, etc.

Aims:

  • Identify and disseminate initiatives, methods and educational resources for collective problem solving, collective intelligence, creativity, learning by doing, etc.
  • Develop tools and methodologies for crowdsourcing
  • Form learning communities to facilitate the appropriation of methods
  • Crowdsource and organise conferences and workshops,
  • Prototype new, lively and participatory forms of MOOCs, etc.
  • Support individuals and organizations at the leading edge of innovative approaches and pedagogies of collective learning and design for sustainability,
  • Build up relevant learning cases in specific contexts to give birth to human wellbeing within the biosphere, in a diversity of community-led pathways, and
  • Transform mainstream educational institutions towards a new role of facilitators of learning for sustainability.

Celebration of Learning

The #LearningPlanet Festival and other local and global summits

Celebrating learning allows us to explore new ways of accessing knowledge, to nurture inspiration and to cultivate sharing, commitment and passion. Cities, associations and school networks around the world organise events to celebrate lifelong learning. Inspired by these celebrations, #LearningPlanet wishes to amplify these initiatives, spreading the spirit of celebration and importance of coming together. Since 2020, on the week of January 24, the International Day of Education, we synchronise the world around the celebration of formal and informal ways of learning to take care of oneself, others and the planet.

On the 24-25 of January 2021, there were several novelties:

  • The organisation of an online event was an opportunity for the #LearningPlanet community to celebrate learning by offering lectures, debates, workshops, events, games, readings from the "Conversation with the Little Prince" writing competition, etc.
  • Community members shared a collection of Festival toolkits, offering a choice of educational and festive activities, thus showing a real diversity of ways of celebrating learning. The #LearningPlanet community will also ensure that other learning celebrations taking place throughout the year can be identified and showcased on the website.

Discover the #LearningPlanet Festival

Transitions across Education

K-12, higher education, and learning cities

#LearningPlanet seeks to create spaces for our community to share their ideas for facilitating transitions across education, in order to tackle the diverse challenges of our time.

We are exploring:

  • Transitions in K-12: Hearing from educators from around the world who have founded collaborative initiatives that are delivering change both in their classroom and in their wider communities. See more

  • Transitions in Higher Education: Charting possible avenues for collaboration between higher education institutions, to collectively shape a vision of higher education for the 21st century.

  • Transitions in Learning Cities: Coming up with micro and macro radical ideas to help address challenges in the education ecosystem having/stemming from city-wide impacts, See more

We value:

  • Facilitating Learning for Impact/ Collaborative problem solving for Impact

  • Sharing creative solutions to facilitate learning for impact outside of traditional educational spaces (e.g. SDG Schools, Hackathons, Online Toolkits) See more

  • Learning through research: Viewing the classrooms as a “living research laboratory contributing to teaching and learning sciences” (Ignacio Atal, long-term fellow at CRI), notably through the Teachers as Researchers and Savanturiers programmes.

Youth Empowerment

At the service of youth rights, health, and education

Today, 40.75% of the world’s population is under 25 years old; the future of the planet and humanity lies in their hands. Investing in youth rights, health, and education is key to achieving an inclusive, equitable and sustainable world for present and future generations, as well as fulfilling the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). #LearningPlanet’s goal is to ensure that youth are involved in all decisions concerning their education and their future.

Aims:

  • highlight youth’s genuine talents and value,
  • bring together youth-led movements and a range of institutions and local authorities,
  • connect organisations sharing the same focuses and ambitions,
  • give youth a space to share and promote their current work, initiatives, actions towards principal causes, and today's most pressing issues affecting young people, and
  • put them at the forefront, so that they can influence all public policies that concern their future, in the realm of children’s rights, education, health and wellbeing, etc.