12 mai 2012

Learning on the Edge

Call for participation:

Happiness and learning-

what is the real purpose of education?

Graduating from school generally makes us feel we’ve completed one important step and that we’re prepared to turn our investment into concrete outcomes: maybe follow up with a higher degree, maybe take up a job, maybe be successful at it and win the jackpot. Should social mobility and increased financial wealth be seen as the only source of value of formal education? What if we challenge this assumption and try exploring different aims such as personal and collective happiness or a sounding character or.. what else?

In this mission we invite you to reach out to at least one student and ask why they’re studying. Keep asking why until you discover the root reasons. (You can do short interviews and post them as text or video, whichever format feels natural to you)

Good for you: Participating in this mission helps you re-assess your own, intimate goals in learning and confront it with what you’ve been socialized into. You may just rethink your strategy after this!

Good for everyone: By sharing your experience you can help others find the motivation they need to keep studying in formal environments or look elsewhere to improve their learning experience and not feel like outcasts because of that.

Count me in! How do I participate?

It’s easy! You could just send us your reflections in an email to: [email protected]

If however you’d like to share your insights as part of a conversation with people from all over Europe, please sign in to the platform here. And then submit your contribution by clicking on the “create mission report” button look up to your right on this page. This will open a WYSIWYG editor where you can write about your experience.

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