The Future(s) of Education Project A Participatory Approach to Redesigning Education 8 June, 2009
The Focus: How Do We Best Prepare Our Young People for the World They Will Inherit?
<ul><li>Groups mobilize in locations around the globe. They meet five time to discover </li></ul><ul><li>What they know, </li></ul><ul><li>Their vision for what might be </li></ul><ul><li>What they think can be done. </li></ul><ul><li>Young people and students are encouraged to run their own meetings or contribute to others </li></ul>
Individuals and groups share discoveries during monthly international online discussions – 7am and 7pm GMT
Invitations and Explanations of local teams and the participatory action research network Discussion forum and online social network space, a place to get your questions answered Resources about the general topics that have come up in local discussions. www.futureofeducationproject.net the information space behind the project There are four ways for participants to talk to each other
First, local and international discussions discover similarities and differences between education around the world Second, the discussion leads to ideas about how we might do things differently and… Simultaneously how we would measure the success of these new designs &/or refinements. How the conversations fit the larger plan: Actions that build better education systems for our children As we go along we reflect on what we have learned, share our data and encourage other participation
Why Not You? Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever does. Margaret Mead