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.

We tackle this priority through the following actions:

  • Identifying and disseminating initiatives, methods and educational resources for collective problem solving, collective intelligence, creativity, learning by doing, etc.
  • Developing crowdsourcing tools and methodologies
  • Forming learning communities to facilitate the dissemination and appropriation of methods
  • Crowdsourcing and organising conferences and workshops
  • Prototyping new, engaging and participatory learning tools and materials
  • Supporting individuals and organizations at the leading edge of innovative approaches of collective learning and design for sustainability
  • Building up local, community-led initiatives and case studies which present learning as a powerful tool towards human wellbeing within the biosphere, and
  • Transforming 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.

  • 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)

  • 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

#LearningPlanet’s goal is to ensure that youth are involved in all decisions concerning their education and their future. 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).

The WHO-UNICEF-The Lancet Commission report "A Future for the World's Children?" (February 2020) calls for a global movement that places the health and wellbeing of children at the centre of all efforts to achieve Sustainable Development Goals, and ensure a better world for future generations. #LearningPlanet joined forces with the Children in All Policies (CAP 2030) initiative, born out of this report in April 2021, the Catalyst 2030 network of social entrepreneurs, as well as the City of Paris and Ashoka France, to empower youth and support youth participation in all key decisions concerning their education and their future.

Aims:

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