Tues learning a living 2pm_limehouse

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Tues learning a living 2pm_limehouse

  1. 1. LEARNING A LIVING RADICAL INNOVATION IN EDUCATION FOR WORK SARAH GILLINSON PHOTOS BY REZA PHOTOS BY REZA
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  3. 3. Learning a Living: the three elements SKILLS: ACQUIRING, MATCHING, UPDATING GENERATING SOLUTIONS CREATING POSSIBILITIES
  4. 4. skills are the new currency PHOTO BY REZA
  5. 5. generating solutions “We always treat problems as a good thing here at Lumiar. Problems require solutions, and it’s in finding the solutions that the learning happens… We teach our students that there’s no such thing as failure. We encourage them to think: Well, that didn’t work. So why didn’t it work? Now let’s try again..” Joanna Gayotto Headmistress, Lumiar school, São Paolo PHOTO BY REZA
  6. 6. The next frontier: creating possibilities “We have good skills in entrepreneurship (in Burkina Faso) because we have to. Life is hard. School eliminates these skills. It is our job (at 2iE) to help students come back to their talent, to dust off those skills.” Paul Ginies Director General, 2iE, Burkina Faso PHOTO BY REZA
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  9. 9. From the consumption of knowledge to the production of a better world SKILLS: AQUIRING, MATCHING AND UPDATING CONSUMPTION GENERATING SOLUTIONS LEARNER AGENCY CREATING POSSIBILITIES PRODUCTION
  10. 10. Learning Principles 1 1. Start with demand 2. Keep looking forward 3. Ground learning in real life 4. Integrate ‘vocational’ learning SKILLS: AQUIRING, MATCHING AND UPDATING with mainstream education 5. Design learning to be flexible and personalised 6. Build in collaborative experiences 7. Exploit every technology available
  11. 11. Learning Principles 2 1. Trust learners to be independent 2. Provide mentoring and SKILLS: AQUIRING, MATCHING AND UPDATING GENERATING SOLUTIONS coaching 3. Expand horizons by opening up learning 4. Teach across subject boundaries 5. Be democratic
  12. 12. Learning Principles 3 1. Enable connection and empathy SKILLS: AQUIRING, MATCHING AND UPDATING GENERATING SOLUTIONS CREATING POSSIBILITIES 2. Build self reliance and encourage decision-making
  13. 13. “I am here because I want to contribute to Africa’s development” “I want to be part of Africa’s future.” “Europe is a machine that has broken down – here I can really contribute to building a new world.” Students at 2iE Burkina Faso PHOTOS BY REZA PHOTOS BY REZA

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