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Partners in Learning

The Partners in Learning champions James and Jane, who had the foresight to support and sponsor this project

This week we launched the Shout Project in Singapore at the Microsoft Partners in Learning Regional Innovative Education Forum.

Jean-Francois Rischard did the opening keynote, closing with a beautiful proposal – that young people take responsiblity for the changes the planet needs.

For the next two days, we worked in partnership with TakingITGlobal and the students and school leaders from across the region to determine how young people will take this challenge on.

Step 1: Pick 1 global issue from Rischard’s book:

The book that started it all

The top three candidates selected by both teachers and students were:

  1. Fisheries Depletion
  2. Deforestation
  3. Dangerous Climate Change

After several votes  – the winner is – Deforestation.  Now, here’s the assignment these students and teachers have agreed to tackle:

“You must address and resolve the global problem of climate change, by driving youth from across the planet to take action in whatever ways you determine suitable, effective and appropriate”.

In the next three weeks, young people can log onto TakingITGlobal and propose any ideas (no matter how wacky) for how they will address Deforestation.  Check it out.. and feel free to vote for the best ideas. (www.takingitglobal.com/deforestaction)

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