Tag Archives: Learning City Christchurch

Learning Ecosystems as a network for change

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.

Read More →

Reflections on a Learning City

From 12-18 October Ako Ōtautahi Learning City Christchurch convened a series of learning events with a focus on equity, access and innovation. Originally planned to take place in May, the Learning Days events were reformatted for the times and the seeds of ideas for 2021 were planted.

Read More →

Learning Futures: Ōtautahi in Action

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.

Read More →

Digital Learning 2025

The following Reflection from the Future is a provocation for equity of access to digital technologies for our rangatahi, our young people. It is intended as a thought piece to create a conversation, not as a blueprint for the future. It’s important to be thinking about this now though, as schools step forward to onsite learning once more. There is an opportunity right now to think differently. It requires us all to work together. What happens in 2025 depends on what we do now. 

Read More →