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.
Since its creation in 2019, #LearningPlanet notably gave birth to the following programmes:
We are a middeground for learning.
We connect institutions (NGOs, universities, local authorities…) - the ‘upperground’ - with grassroots players and innovators (youth movements, social entrepreneurs…) - who are ‘on the ground’ - to discuss, challenge, implement and scale up their 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:
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.
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.
#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.
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 aim to 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.