Millennial Social Entrepreneurs Are Making Their Own Education

Around the globe, schools are educating youth based on a world that no longer exists. Educators emphasize traditional subjects, while essential skills like empathy, teamwork, leadership, and creativity continue to be overlooked. As noted by renowned educator and creativity expert Ken Robinson, the role of education is to prepare youth for a world that’s changing rapidly and unpredictably. The gap between our world’s structures and the needs of our youth widens every day. What if we took a step back from the current system?

In the old world, youth were expected to become adults before they could effect change. But this is a new world, where parents, teachers, and adult allies have to believe in the power of youth. These young Changemakers are innovative, intrinsically motivated, unafraid to take risks, and ready to tackle critical social issues in their communities. Why confine them to the occasional hour of volunteering when they have the dedication and passion to make a difference?

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About Giorgio Bertini

Research Professor. Founder Director at Learning Change Project - Research on society, culture, art, neuroscience, cognition, critical thinking, intelligence, creativity, autopoiesis, self-organization, rhizomes, complexity, systems, networks, leadership, sustainability, thinkers, futures ++
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