Welcome to #LearningPlanet!
Learning to take care of oneself, others and the planet.

Why build a #LearningPlanet?

In a time of great uncertainty, increased by the pandemic and profound transitions, we urgently need new ways of learning, teaching, doing research and mobilizing collective intelligence.

This is why #LearningPlanet was born. Building on a rapidly growing diverse community, we are a global open alliance of educational stakeholders and learning communities. Our mission is to inspire and empower learners of all ages to take care of oneself, others and the planet, and thus contribute to shaping better futures.

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Since its creation in 2019, #LearningPlanet notably gave birth to the following programmes:

  • The #LearningPlanet Circles to collaborate around topical issues such as Learning for Sustainability, Youth Empowerment and Transitions across Education,
  • The prototyping and development by the CRI IT team of digital solutions, such as WeLearn and the #LP Projects platform to highlight good practices and foster open collaboration between the members of the community and, more globally, for all educational stakeholders,
  • The curation of noteworthy educational resources, and
  • The co-construction of the annual #LearningPlanet Festival, celebrating successes of the community through hundreds of hybrid events on the occasion of the International Day of Education.

Hear testimonials from pioneers and partners

François Taddei, CRI, presents a learning planet, to learn together to solve personal, community and global challenges.

Sagarika Sriram introduces Kids4aBetterWorld and encourages children to become ecowarriors.

Andreas Schleicher, Directorate of Education and Skills, OECD, urgently invites us to radically rethink what learning is about.

Valerie Hannon, GELP, underscores the importance of a collective learning planet to thrive.

Pavel Luksha, GEF, explains the middleground, which is not a one-size-fits-all solution.

Kiran Bir Sethi, Design for Change and the Riverside School, emphasizes student agency to the foreground of education.

Mamphela Ramphele, The Club of Rome, calls for collaboration to reach effective education and the promotion of wellbeing.

A learning planet's impact can only increase by fostering our awareness and ability to learn how to learn collectively.

How does it work?

We are a middleground for learning.

#LearningPlanet connects institutions (governments, multilateral organisations, local authorities…) - the ‘upperground’ - with grassroots players and innovators (universities, NGOs youth movements, social entrepreneurs…) - who are ‘on the ground’ - to discuss, challenge, implement and scale up the most impactful ideas. Together, we co-design collaborative programmes to serve our shared goals, and progressively increase our local and global collective impact, in a way that no organisation alone could achieve. Our middleground approach is structured around six complementary dimensions:

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  1. A shared culture of open innovation and horizontal collaboration,
  2. A community of educational pioneers exploring and implementing new ways of learning, teaching, doing research and mobilising collective intelligence across all geographies, and determined to develop radical collaboration schemes,
  3. A network of place-based actors providing physical spaces (schools, universities, makerspaces, cultural centres, etc.) to connect learners and citizens of all ages;
  4. Digital tools that support learning communities and allow them to share good practices, learn from each other and collaborate more effectively,
  5. Partnerships around concrete projects and joint advocacy campaigns to promote them, and to amplify our collective reach, and
  6. Emblematic events to celebrate the achievements of community members and to nurture a culture of hope.

News from the #LearningPlanet community

What are our priorities?

#LearningPlanet's priorities are defined and co-constructed by our expanding community. As a result, we focus on four complementary and interconnected priorities, which have since taken life in the form of #LearningPlanet Circles:

Learning for Sustainability

We identify and disseminate new initiatives, methods and educational resources to collectively address complex challenges and to align with a more sustainable world.

Youth Empowerment

Bringing together youth-led movements and a range of institutions and local authorities, we ensure that youth are involved in all key decisions concerning their education and their future.

Celebration of Learning

We synchronise the world around the celebration of learning, notably during the #LearningPlanet Festival, held annually on the occassion of the International Day of Education.

Transitions across Education

#LearningPlanet seeks to create spaces for our network to share their ideas for facilitating transitions across education, in order to tackle the diverse challenges of our time.

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