Creating Young Learners in Asia
Our ambition is equal opportunities for girls and boys by creating equal learning opportunities. We help them to learn how to learn, and to learn how to use IT to learn.
We want children and young students to learn how to find the information they need to solve a task – to become self-directed and self-empowered.
In the 21st Century, young people need to learn skills, not only be taught facts. They need to learn how to learn. They need Digital Literacy, Problem Solving, Thinking, Communicating and Team-working skills. Schools in Southeast Asian villages are ill-prepared. They use rote learning, with children memorizing English, but often not understanding what they are saying. Village and migrant kids spend their school time being taught and given facts but not to think for themselves or solve problems. We engage students in tasks, such as learning how find information, to analyze and discuss the information, and share topics with friends onsite and online. This has a positive impact on their motivation, confidence and learning.
- We believe in Ownership, that successful learners take responsibility for their own learning, so we want to build self-motivated and independent learners. In other words, we believe in Life-Long Learners!
- We believe in Learning by Doing, that the best learning happens when village children learn core subjects such as English, geography, science, at the same time as learning to solve problems related to those subjects, whilst using English to do so!
- We believe in Creating Learners, that to be successful in the 21st century, young people must be able to learn independently without constant teaching, telling and control.
- We believe in Team Learning, learning together and helping each other.
- We believe in IT: that using technology increases the capacity for self-directed and team learning, as well as sharing and social interaction.
Learning is sustainable only if learners own it.
- We believe in equal opportunities for all, including girls, refugees, disabled and the poor.
- We believe in bridging divides. We help close education gaps by promoting and introducing 21st century learning ideas.
- We believe in life-long learning. Girls and boys should go on to learn. It is good for them, their families, their society, democracy and the environment!
Learn more how we are bringing 21st Century Learning to Underprivileged Children.