The project aims to determine how the next 100 years of education should look in order to make it relevant, exciting and that it fits the needs of an increasingly globalised world.
The 100 experiments have been selected by an advisory board comprised of education experts, policy makers and practitioners, and will be trialed in a selection of Finnish schools for one year. The findings will be documented as a book, a documentary, a series of international seminars and as a toolkit for teachers, all shared with the world for free.
Saku Tuominen, founder of HundrED, said: “Future generations will no doubt have to face some tough challenges, and how we educate them now determines how well they rise to the occasion. The model of education used in most countries is not that different to what we had 100 years ago, but there are so many ideas and so much inspiration out there that we should share, if only to reinvigorate each other. That’s why we created HundrED. True reform doesn’t necessarily come from the top down, or the bottom up; it should come from everywhere. It’s our job to help bring all those ideas together, so that schools can trial them and learn from each other. HundrED is intended as a gift for teachers, students and policy makers.”
The chosen experiments will be announced at the event, along with the schools that will be trialing each innovation. Participating schools will update the HundrED community as the project progresses, sharing ideas, images, videos and articles to show the impact of the innovation.
“We want HundrED to become a worldwide community, with members all sharing a passion for education and a willingness to share their ideas with each other,” Saku continued. “It is that sort of thirst for innovation that will drive true educational reform.”
Kate Robinson, Editor in Chief of HundrED commented: “Our hope is that HundrED be used to motivate education reform. So anybody, anywhere from a school teacher in South America to a principal from Australia can take any aspect of our findings and use them to inspire positive educational change.”
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