Learning Ecosystems as a network for change

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Learning ecosystems are complex, dynamic and are made of interdependent connections that are constantly changing. The focus is on transformation and the development of a thriving learning community, where all have equitable access to learning. This is what we are growing in Ōtautahi, Christchurch.

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2020 Christmas Reading

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It has been an incredibly difficult year for the world and we hope that 2021 will be better! At the same time…who knows? Futures thinking is never a destination or a singular place but a place of multiple possibilities. So as we contemplate futures I think the following question is a great one to ponder.

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Unlearning: Is it a thing?

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I keep coming back to this idea of unlearning. Some of my colleagues say there isn’t such a thing – it is all part of the learning process. I have a different viewpoint. Unlearning is a critical skill needed for us to survive as individuals and as a species. It is a deliberate act that seeks to make changes to our thinking, our actions and our being. In a world of great uncertainty where pandemics, extreme weather patterns and climate change are accelerating we need to sit back, reflect and take deliberate action. That is, we need to unlearn.

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Learning Futures: Ōtautahi in Action

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My passion for futures thinking began when I was 19. I was a student, working on weekends and holidays to fund my teacher training. One Saturday an American visitor started a conversation with me, a conversation about aspirations for the future. During my lunch hour he presented me with a book that has continued to impact me throughout the decades. That book was of course, Future Shock.

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