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CASE: My World Curriculum

Rochdale, UK The Matthew Moss Slow School is a high school that has integrated the idea of ‘slow education’ into an otherwise normal school. Every week the pupils are provided with three double periods with which to pursue their own projects, either by themselves or...
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CASE: Colegio Cardenal de Cracovia

  Santiago, Chile The Colegio Cardenal de Cravocia is a school for children from grades 1 to 8 that is located at a focal point of high levels of poverty, unemployment and drug-related crime in Santiago. As its pupils constantly face challenges that exceed the...
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CASE: Plant for the Planet

  Munich, Germany Almost 15 billion trees have been planted through Plant for the Planet – by children. The initiative organises ‘academies’ (courses led by children) throughout the world to inform other children about climate justice (how to help decrease CO2...
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CASE: Kranti

  Mumbai, India Kranti provides a home and an education to girls who were born in or grew up in Mumbai’s red-light district. Kranti (‘revolution’) calls its pupils revolutionaries. The people behind the initiative believe that the girls’ survival stories provide...
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CASE: Rapid Learning Institute

  Eddystone, US Training takes a lot of time and usually leads to very few specific results – this understanding prompted the founders of the Rapid Learning Institute to develop a new training program. Its concept is based on the use of videos lasting a maximum...
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CASE: Young Africa

  Apeldoorn, the Netherlands Young Africa combines vocational training with the foundation of new businesses and thus enables young Africans to support themselves and to take on responsibility for their communities. In its centres in Mozambique, Botswana,...
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CASE: The Slow School of Business

  Melbourne, Australia The Slow School of Business is directed at people who want to start or have already started a business aimed at making the world a better place. Many members of the community – learners and teachers – are ‘corporate escapees’, people who...
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CASE: Coursera

  Stanford, US Coursera is a platform for MOOCs (massive open online course), online courses that are available to all interested parties free of charge. MOOCs provide people throughout the world with the opportunity to participate in university courses –...
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CASE: GoggleEDU

  Mountain View, California, US Google places a high level of importance on training its employees internally and uses the experience it has gained in data analysis to do so. As such, it gathers data about which courses its employees view as useful, which...
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CASE: School in the cloud

  Newcastle University, UK School in the Cloud is an experiment in self-organised learning. It started with the Indian initiative ‘Hole in the Wall’ which placed computers in public places, particularly in regions with poor access to education and where most...
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CASE: My World Curriculum

Rochdale, UK The Matthew Moss Slow School is a high school that has integrated the idea of ‘slow education’ into an otherwise normal school. Every week the pupils are provided with three double periods with which to pursue their own projects, either by themselves or...

read more

CASE: Colegio Cardenal de Cracovia

  Santiago, Chile The Colegio Cardenal de Cravocia is a school for children from grades 1 to 8 that is located at a focal point of high levels of poverty, unemployment and drug-related crime in Santiago. As its pupils constantly face challenges that exceed the...

read more

CASE: Plant for the Planet

  Munich, Germany Almost 15 billion trees have been planted through Plant for the Planet – by children. The initiative organises ‘academies’ (courses led by children) throughout the world to inform other children about climate justice (how to help decrease CO2...

read more

CASE: Kranti

  Mumbai, India Kranti provides a home and an education to girls who were born in or grew up in Mumbai’s red-light district. Kranti (‘revolution’) calls its pupils revolutionaries. The people behind the initiative believe that the girls’ survival stories provide...

read more

CASE: Rapid Learning Institute

  Eddystone, US Training takes a lot of time and usually leads to very few specific results – this understanding prompted the founders of the Rapid Learning Institute to develop a new training program. Its concept is based on the use of videos lasting a maximum...

read more

CASE: Young Africa

  Apeldoorn, the Netherlands Young Africa combines vocational training with the foundation of new businesses and thus enables young Africans to support themselves and to take on responsibility for their communities. In its centres in Mozambique, Botswana,...

read more

CASE: The Slow School of Business

  Melbourne, Australia The Slow School of Business is directed at people who want to start or have already started a business aimed at making the world a better place. Many members of the community – learners and teachers – are ‘corporate escapees’, people who...

read more

CASE: Coursera

  Stanford, US Coursera is a platform for MOOCs (massive open online course), online courses that are available to all interested parties free of charge. MOOCs provide people throughout the world with the opportunity to participate in university courses –...

read more

CASE: GoggleEDU

  Mountain View, California, US Google places a high level of importance on training its employees internally and uses the experience it has gained in data analysis to do so. As such, it gathers data about which courses its employees view as useful, which...

read more

CASE: School in the cloud

  Newcastle University, UK School in the Cloud is an experiment in self-organised learning. It started with the Indian initiative ‘Hole in the Wall’ which placed computers in public places, particularly in regions with poor access to education and where most...

read more

CASE: School of One

  New York, US School of One (So1) is a pilot project organised by New York City Department of Education and run by iZone NY. It is a learning programme that is oriented towards the needs of every pupil. Until now, it has been only been used for mathematics...

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CASE: The Art of Living Intuition Process

  Bangalore, India Art of Living is founded on the idea that everyone has intuitive abilities, but that they are often blocked. The founders believe that children and adolescents, in particular, can easily rediscover their intuition and that people who do so are...

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CASE: Egalia

  Stockholm, Sweden Egalia is based on the idea that education should not be gender-specific. The organisation runs a nursery and a preschool in Sweden. The people behind Egalia are convinced that making distinctions between the sexes classifies people and forces...

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CASE: Escape the city

  London, UK Although many people appear to lead successful professional lives, this does not necessarily provide them with fulfilment and they continue to search for more meaningful activities. ‘Escape the City’ is aimed at people like this and aims to help them...

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CASE: Space Elevator Challenges

  Saratoga (California), US f.e. How high can we build? The International Space Elevator Consortium (ISEC) has set up a project aimed at answering this question. Researchers from around the world are currently developing theoretical concepts aimed at developing...

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CASE: EdTech

Paris, France For quite some time, the Centre de Recherches Interdisciplinaires (CRI) in Paris has offered a master’s degree that deals exclusively with new formats of teaching. The CRI was founded as a common institute by the Sorbonne and Université Paris Descartes....

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CASE: Henry Ford Learning Institute

  Dearborn, US The programme developed by the Henry Ford Learning Institute (HFLI) is aimed at assisting people to develop creative thinking and learning. The organisation focuses on companies, schools, communities and individuals. A central component of the...

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CASE: Kaos Pilots

  Aarhus, Denmark The ‘chaos pilots’ provide an accredited programme of study focused on the practical implementation and successful completion of specific projects. It is aimed at creative people who want to realise an idea or start a business, and particularly...

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CASE: Schulfach Herausforderung

  Berlin, Germany Setting oneself an aim and pursuing it, even if doing so can be laborious, constitutes an essential experience for young people as it can greatly strengthen their self-confidence, entrepreneurial spirit and motivation. This has led the...

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CASE: Public Lab

  The Public Laboratory for Open Technology and Science (Public Lab) was founded in the wake of the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010. It was established because there was very little information available on the causes and extent of the disaster at the...

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CASE: The Afghan Institute of Learning

  During the time the Taliban controlled much of Afghanistan, the Afghan Institute of Learning operated around 80 underground schools that provided girls in particular with access to education. This also involved establishing learning centres in refugee camps in...

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CASE: Udacity Nanodegree

  Nanodegrees are ‘small diplomas’ in the field of information technology that are suitable for people who do not wish to take a complete course of study and who would prefer to hone their skills individually and intensively. This programme is run by Udacity...

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CASE: Khan Academy

  The Khan Academy creates small, very simple explanatory videos. The organisation initially focused on mathematics, but has now grown to encompass many other subjects. The initiators believe that it is easier for children to learn at their own pace, and that it...

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CASE: Shidhulai Swanirvar Sangstha

  Ahamadpur, Bangladesh Time and again Bangladesh has been hit by severe flooding. In particularly heavy monsoon seasons, up to two-thirds of the country can be flooded. During such floods, most schools close because children and teachers can no longer reach...

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CASE: Deep Springs College

  Big Pine, USA Deep Springs College is located on a ranch in the eastern Californian desert. The college was founded in 1917 when understandings of education were changing, but is currently receiving a new level of attention. Less than 30 students live together...

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CASE: Roots of Empathie

  Toronto, Kanada Roots of Empathy is a programme for schools that is geared towards supporting pupils in their development of empathy and compassion, and their dedication to the common good. The non-profit organisation brings families with babies into school...

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CASE: Green School

Abiansemal, Bali John Hardy, founder of the ‘Green School’ in Bali, established the school in the belief that ‘We need to teach our children that our world is not indestructible’. Green School, therefore, teaches its pupils to appreciate nature and to preserve the...

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CASE: Studio Schools

  Manchester, UK The principle behind Studio Schools is ‘learning by doing’. Pupils learn through specific projects that also help prepare them early on for their future working lives. Two basic problems motivated the initiative to establish a new type of school:...

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CASE: Cornell College

  Iowa, US Cornell College in Iowa is based on the principle of ‘One Course at a Time’. In order to enable students to concentrate properly on one subject, different courses are not spread out through the day; instead, each course runs for 3½ weeks before the...

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CASE: Folkehøjskole

  Denmark Danish community colleges are very different to those in most other countries. They view themselves as places of free learning, where people of any age can learn and further develop their skills. People come to the colleges and live on campus together...

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CASE: Paths to Math

  Pikkala, Finland Mathematics is an unpopular subject. The people behind Paths to Math want to change this and have developed a method that enables pupils starting with grade 7 to learn maths in a manner that is both playful and true to life. The children learn...

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CASE: Mobile School

  Leuven, Belgium Instead of bringing the children to school, Mobile School aims to bring school to the children. The project focuses on street children in Latin America, Africa, Asia and Europe who have no opportunity to go to school. Street workers visit the...

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CASE: Big Picture Learning

  San Diego MET, United States (and more) Big Picture Learning uses a sixth form training system to prepare pupils for life after school. Learning is undertaken through internships and is aimed at bringing out the pupils’ strengths and interests and helping them...

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CASE: W@lzschule

  Vienna, Austria Craftsmen traditionally worked for several years away from their homes – this was known as a Walz. The w@alz-Schule is a private educational institution founded on this idea. It accepts young people from between grades 9 and 13 and the pupils...

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CASE: Bildungsagenten

  Alfter, Germany Bildungsagenten is an initiative that was set up by the association ‘Ideen3’. It involves around 100 young people who completed a year of voluntary work in a developing country after their own schooling finished. These individuals then speak at...

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CASE: University of the People

  Pasadena, US The University of the People is an online university that is open to anyone with a school diploma who can speak English. Many people are excluded from university due to financial or cultural reasons or simply because there are not enough places....

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CASE: St. Silas Primary School

  Blackburn, UK St Silas School in the UK’s north-west is founded on the principle of enabling its pupils to comprehensively study various topics and to do so at their own pace. The school believes that this ensures pupils come to take responsibility for their...

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CASE: Fab Labs

  MIT, Cambridge, US Fab Labs are open development workshops that provide access to modern production technologies to anyone who needs them. If you want to design or produce something, Fab Labs not only provide you with the knowledge to do so, but access to tools...

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CASE: Fuji Kindergarten Tokyo

  Tokyo, Japan The first feature that strikes visitors to the Fuji Kindergarten is its architectural structure: the kindergarten is laid out in a circle, it has a roof and a courtyard where children can play, but there are no walls or fences. Thus, there is no...

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CASE: The international Youth Initiative Program

  Järna, Sweden The people behind the International Youth Initiative Program (YIP) call their concept a ‘new kind of education’. The program is aimed at young adults aged between 18 and 28. The one-year-long, full-time program is designed to help young people...

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CASE: We love reading

  Jordan Reading to children seems natural to us, but it is quite unusual in the Arab world. However, since these countries are also increasingly recognising the joy that can be promoted by reading aloud to children, and that this activity encourages empathy and...

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CASE: Right to Dream

  Takoradi, Ghana The basic idea behind Right to Dream can be summed up by the following: role models inspire people and lead to more role models. Right to Dream is a school that provides talented pupils from all over Africa with the opportunity to participate in...

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CASE: Riverside School

  Ahmedabad, Indien Riverside School in India is based on the idea of ‘I can’. The school focuses on helping children of different ages to search independently for solutions to social problems. This involves a four-step process: 1) feel – during this stage the...

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CASE: World without Oil

  San Francisco, United States The game ‘World without Oil’ simulates a global oil crisis and the impact that this would have on people and the world’s regions. It is based on the idea that we can help shape a better future by playing through specific scenarios...

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CASE: Quest to learn

  New York, United States Quest to Learn (Q2L) is a school in New York that was established in accordance with the principles of game design and has developed the principle of game-based learning. Q2L works in close cooperation with the Institute of Play. Every...

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CASE: The World Peace Game

  Charlottesville, United States Making world politics understandable through a board game may sound incredible, but this is exactly what John Hunter, the inventor of the World Peace Game, has succeeded in doing. Hunter, a teacher, designed the game to...

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CASE: IUCAA’s Children’s Science Centre

Pune, India Instead of using books to teach children about the way in which the universe works, the Children’s Science Centre in Pune, India does so by enabling children to observe how things work in a natural setting. The Children’s Science Centre, which is part of...

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