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

Amplifying platform at the service of the youth’s voice, rights, health and participation

Will kids be OK? With this question in mind, we are focusing a lot of our energy in advocating for children’s rights and children’s participation across the planet. We want to make sure that youth is involved in all decisions concerning their education and their future. #LearningPlanet is currently identifying and gathering innovative youth organisations around the world and building collective strength and wisdom from it. Watch this space!

A Future for the World’s Children” a 2020 WHO-UNICEF-The Lancet report, calls for the creation of a global movement that would allow both to rethink the SDGs, translate them into effective children’s rights, and simultaneously to rewrite children’s rights in order to fully integrate the current situation (environmental, societal and sanitary crises, rising eco-anxiety, etc.). We delved into this matter, one year on, at the Festival, with the roundtable “Will Kids Be Okay?”. During this session, contributors (experts in child health and well-being and young people themselves), spoke about the links between children’s health and our planet, and how all people can work together to preserve both for future generations.

Actions:

  • Establish and deepen the dialogue around children's rights and health;
  • Identify innovative practices to amplify the voice of the youth and ensure their participation;
  • Empower the youth to voice out their concerns, ideas and talents (see our Youth Voice tab for more details).