Roads Less Traveled: Alternative Approaches to Education

The world is changing fast. Yet around the globe, education systems largely still adhere to the century-old, industrial-age factory model. In the face of fake news, mass migration, rising inequality and digital disruption, vital skills such as media literacy, empathy, collaboration and creativity remain largely absent from school curriculums.

Fortunately, bold innovators are challenging the status quo, designing alternative models of education and fostering skills that are often overlooked, offering learners paths that were never available to them before. They are creating new norms; moving innovation from the margins to the mainstream. This summer break, we feature several of the alternative paths to education that are shaping the lives of students worldwide.

Blurring the Boundaries Between School and Life

We sat down to talk with Kiran Bir Sethi, who has created a working educational...

Micro-Schools: The Future of Learning

The past decade has witnessed teachers, parents and learners rethinking educational choices and exploring alternatives...

Playtime Can Bridge the Developmental Gap in Early Childhood

At Ubongo, we believe that every child is born with magical potential in them already;...

Forest Kindergarten is STEAM by Nature

When children of any age are allowed to free play in nature, great learning takes...

Community-Based Education: A Perspective From The Escuela Nueva Model

What about making education truly learner-centered and future-oriented?

Educating for Life on Earth

In this New Zealand school, children are free to roam.

Schools Where Children Can Play All Day Long

Picture a completely different world, where kids don’t compete for grades or any kind of...