OUR PRIORITIES

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

GLOBAL COMMUNITY OF PIONEERS

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.

Actions

  • Assembling a selection of inspiring books, reports and conferences to reinvent schools and universities for the real challenges we face;
  • Bringing together toolkits to help organize activities relevant for developing skills necessary for confronting challenges;
  • Developing tools and methodologies for crowdsourcing and presenting pedagogies and resources;
  • Developing learning communities to facilitate the appropriation of methods (Coming soon);
  • Crowdsourcing and organising conferences and workshops; and
  • Prototyping new, more lively and participatory forms of MOOCs.

CELEBRATION OF LEARNING

The #LearningPlanet Festival, #LearningPlanet Assembly, 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. Watch this space!

Discover the #LearningPlanet festival

OPEN CAMPUS

Digital tools at the service of learning communities

#LearningPlanet contributes to the development of an open access digital campus to empower communities to learn, conduct research, evaluate their learning pathways, share knowledge, promote know-how and cooperate on projects.

On the #LearningPlanet Open Campus, learners will be able to :

  • access appropriate educational resources ;
  • create projects and learning paths that reflect their level and interests;
  • connect with other learners and mentors;
  • join other communities of learners;
  • participate in research and innovation projects contributing to SDGs.

Actions

  • #LearningPlanet identifies and makes available open access tools developed by its members to foster collective intelligence and help learners find content, peers and mentors for specific challenges and actions (LearnIn, LabXchange).
  • #LearningPlanet develops its own dedicated digital tools necessary for its operation (Projects, WeLearn, #LP OpenID connect):
  • #LearningPlanet Projects to share educational projects
  • WeLearn, a knowledge GPS to crowdsource and qualify the best learning resources.
  • #LearningPlanet Open ID Connect to facilitate the interoperability of the different components of the Open Campus

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.

#LearningPlanet aims to:

  • Break the glass ceiling and stereotypes around youth;
  • Highlight their genuine talents and value, and redirect their incredible energy towards policy decision-making and system change;
  • Establish and deepen the dialogue around children's rights, education, physical health and mental wellbeing, and every other factor that influences their potential to thrive;
  • Identify innovative practices to amplify the voice of the youth at scale.