The Learning Shift Program

Our goal is to transform the instruction practice in schools by working with educators and school administration through collaboration, where students participate in Immersive Learning Projects that sharpen their core competencies and skills to help them adapt and thrive in the rapidly changing world.

  • A sneak peek into the future

We face a challenge, half of our country’s population is below 16 years, and almost 90% of them are still in school. Two thirds of children starting school today will enter professions that don’t exist yet. According to the McKinsey Global Institute, approximately half of all jobs today may be lost due to advances in robotics, artificial intelligence, and machine learning that will usher in a new age of automation. Machines are expected to match or outperform human performance in a range of work activities, including ones requiring cognitive capabilities.

To prepare students to adapt and thrive in this uncertain future, we need to help them develop new 21st century skills and competencies. Knowledge will still be important. But competencies like Critical thinking, Problem solving, Creativity, Communication and Collaboration will be even more important. Character qualities like curiosity, initiative, grit, adaptability, leadership, and social and cultural awareness will be critical.

The Learning Shift Program is contributing to this massive transformation in the instruction practice in schools by putting teachers and students at the heart of this change through carrying out teacher trainings and collaborative programs with schools. We are currently running Place-Based Education Program. We wish to invite schools and Mentor educators to participate in our innovative Place-Based Education Projects (PBE) that have been designed for both national and international schools.

Place-Based Education is an immersive learning experience that places students in local heritage, cultures, landscapes, opportunities and experiences, and uses these as a foundation for the study of language arts, mathematics, social studies, science and other subjects across the curriculum.

Schools that enroll for the Learning Shift Program will chose projects basing on one or more of the following themes; Civic Engagement, Environmental Education, Culture, Community Economic Development, Public Health and Wellbeing, and Nutrition, Agriculture and Food Systems. The Learning Shift Program’s team together with the participating school will design the project and identify which places in the school’s community or the nearby community would create rich opportunities for students’ learning about a given topic.

Students from the participating schools will actively be involved in activities such as; making balanced research, collecting data, conducting interviews, making short films and documentaries, carrying out surveys and taking part in other community programs. For example, under Environmental Education, students will be guided to design and implement a project that explores causes and solutions to an environmental issue in the community. Students will be required to integrate concepts from Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) as an interdisciplinary approach to solving a problem. This will sharpen students’ core competencies and skills. Such students are the citizens the world needs for tomorrow.”

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The Learning Shift Program takes on passionate Mentor Educators who will work with schools to implement Place-based projects. Contact us for more information.