If we want our youth to turn into adults that are fulfilled, literate and connected to their families, culture, and global communities—what do we need to do? If we want life-long learners, ingenious thinkers and creative problem solvers, how do we nurture those qualities? If we want kids that are passionately engaged in life and society, where do we start? And if we want a society that spends less on jails, social services, crime prevention and health care, what needs to change?
Our vision is to synthesize research and promising practices related to how humans learn and develop, in order to entirely rethink the model of education in this country.
From Knowledge into Action!
Follow the Change Learning Project—an innovative, multi-stage initiative to transform the way we understand and structure education in Canada. Pilot-testing communities are on board and seed funding has been secured to articulate the strategic plan and create an effective funding model. Join us as we begin our journey to create and implement a redesigned educational model—one that is rooted in what we know about how children learn and develop. Read more about the Change Learning Project.
When we synthesize the research, what are the key issues that need to be addressed in creating a new educational model or in trying to transform a classroom, school or school board? Explore our guiding principles for educational change, tell us what you think and reflect on how they could shift educational opportunities for our children—locally and nationally—today and into the future.Read more about the [[Guiding Principles]].
Principles at Work
Explore programs and initiatives already implementing change in a variety of ways. From experiential learning opportunities to early years initiatives to community involvement projects – see how educators are making change happen now. View innovative programs.
John Abbott Re-envisions Schools
….In studying resilience-related themes.. I found was that opportunities to take chances, take responsibility for others and for yourself, were things that predict positive outcomes for kids growing up under very difficult circumstances. Yet I began to see the very same things that we know help kids get through tough situations, were actually being _denied_ kids who were in very, very good living situations, in very, very safe environments at home and in the community.
Programs at Work