Restoring the joy of learning with a surprisingly effective educational approach: intentional culture supporting self-directed learning, reinforced by agile management tools.
Agile learning, rooted in Agile Management principles, originated in a New York-based self-directed learning school, the Agile Learning Centre (ALC), eight years ago. Since its inception in 2013, ALC's approach gained global recognition, evolving into the Agile Learning Centres Network. Described as restoring the joy of learning, ALCs embrace intentional culture supporting self-directed learning, reinforced by agile management tools.
The Agile4Collaboration project aims to create a profound impact in education. It seeks to revolutionize learning methodologies by introducing Agile Learning, a method that harmonizes with how individuals naturally learn, fostering interactive and self-directed learning experiences. Furthermore, the project focuses on empowering educators by providing them with the necessary tools and knowledge to seamlessly implement agile learning methods, thereby enriching students' educational paths. Additionally, there's a concerted effort to promote collaborative learning through the cultivation of a vibrant online community. This community serves as a platform for continuous improvement and sharing of agile learning practices, fostering professional growth and collective expertise among education professionals.
One of the results of this project can be found below. It contains 1 handbook : Self directed Agile education for resilient and Inclusive collaboration. This acts as a blueprint for fostering resilient and inclusive collaboration in today's dynamic world. This guide is a compass for individuals and teams seeking to navigate the ever-evolving landscape of learning and collaboration, empowering the reader to embrace agility, inclusivity, and resilience in their educational journey.
Guide in English
Guide in French
Guide in German
Guide en Spanish
- Create manuals, courses, and resources incorporating Agile Learning concepts, methods, digital tools, and recommendations.
- Compile a comprehensive set of practices fostering agile peer-to-peer learning for educational practitioners.
- Provide training to teachers, youth workers, and education professionals on utilizing agile learning methods.
- Share developed resources, enabling facilitation of agile learning processes and enhancing students' key competencies.
- Enable schools to adopt agile tools and instruments, facilitating the creation of dynamic, adaptable learning environments.
- Integrate technology seamlessly into students' daily learning experiences to promote interactive and collaborative learning.
- Establish an online community of Agile Learning practitioners across Europe.
- Foster continuous improvement, development, and adoption of agile learning resources.
- Facilitate the professional growth of teachers, trainers, and education professionals through collaborative learning within the community.