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Co-design learning, civic and career pathways in Cities of Learning

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Co-design learning, civic and career pathways in Cities of Learning

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In the previous learning playlist “Future makers” you were invited to imagine and build your future learning, civic and career pathways by exploring Global Youth Skills. Another learning playlist “Pathway to Personal Leadership” hopefully prepared you to lead your own path to the future.

Now we call you to co-design learning, civic and career pathways for young people living in your city or region.

By completing activities of this learning playlist you will:
  • research and imagine futures of your city or region;
  • think of your role in creating futures of learning, civic engagement and careers;
  • describe scenarios of possible futures;
  • create activities, playlists and badges for new learning pathways.

Complete all the activities offered in this learning playlist. Upload your results and thoughts on future skills to collect activity badges. Unlock the top-level badge in this playlist. Check the endorsement section of this badge to learn what you can unlock by presenting this badge to the Network of Cities of Learning partners.

What is a City of Learning? Whatch this introductory video:

The Network of Cities of Learning offers this learning pathway within the capacity-building project ‘Youth co-design learning, civic and career pathways’. We are grateful to the EU’s Erasmus+ Programme for co-funding support for this project.

Credits: cover photo by Brian McGowan on Unsplash

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Complete the following activities, earn badges and you will see your playlist progress updated
Co-design pathways: imagine futures of Cities of Learning
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25 minutes
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Marina Gorbis, the Executive Director of the Institute for the future shares here views on making the future:

“To paraphrase Margaret Mead, we are all immigrants to the future; none of us is a native in that land. The very underpinnings of our society and institutions—from how we work to how we create value, govern, trade, learn, and innovate—are being profoundly reshaped. We are all migrating to a new land and should be looking at the new landscape emerging before us like immigrants: ready to learn a new language, a new way of doing things, anticipating new beginnings with a sense of excitement if also with a bit of understandable trepidation.”

According to futurists, the 10 years ahead is a good timescale to think about the future. This period is optimal - enough long for substantial transformations to happen and not too long to still be able to have an idea of what may happen.

You can have this mind exercise:
  1. Think of the future one year from today: How young people will be learning in your city or region? How will they engage as citizens? How will they build their careers?
  2. Increase the time scale of the futures thinking up to 2, 3, 5 and finally 10 years. What trends suggest future directions? Which signals of future change you see already today? What are you especially uncertain about how young people will learn, be civically engaged and build their careers in the future?

To continue, let’s become future detectives.
  • Search for publicly available videos, visual images, articles, podcasts where people communicate about the future of your city or region.
  • Find people and organisations who share about the future, best about your city or region. Start following them on social media and professional networks (such as LinkedIn).
  • Look for some visionary documents, studies and concept papers which present the future of your city or region.
  • Start conversations about the future of your city or region with people closest to you - friends, family members, school mates, co-workers. Listen to what they have to say.

To get a badge for this activity:
  • use this worksheet to imagine and describe the future of your city or region.
  • upload the print screen, image or file with your ideas for the future and reflect on the badge task.
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Get inspiration from the videos about futures of cities.
Source: Oscar Boyson

Source: Wired UK

The Network of Cities of Learning offers this learning activity within the capacity-building project ‘Youth co-design learning, civic and career pathways’. We are grateful to the EU’s Erasmus+ Programme for co-funding support for this project.

Credits: cover photo by note thanun on Unsplash


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This badges is issued for researching, thinking and imagining futures of Cities of Learning. According to futurists, the 10 years ahead is a good timescale to think about the future. This period is optimal - enough long for substantial transformations to happen and not too long to still be able to have an idea of what may happen.

Owners of this badge demonstrate ability of thinking and imagining the futures of their city or region in the 10 years time scale with a focus on:
  • How will young people be learning in your city or region?
  • How will they engage as citizens?
  • How will they build their careers?

When completing this exersise, people applied one or more research activities:
  • Searched for publicly available videos, visual images, articles, podcasts where people communicate about the future of their city or region.
  • Found people and organisations who share about the future, especially about their city or region. Started following them on social media and professional networks (such as LinkedIn).
  • Looked for some visionary documents, studies and concept papers which present the future of their city or region.

The Network of Cities of Learning promotes, offers and endorses this badge.
Tasks
Task no. 1
Evidence verified by: one activity organiser
Follow steps to research, think and imagine futures of learning, civic engagement and careers in your city or region. Upload your ideas about futures you imaging. Share your research results about one or more of the folloing:
  1. What videos, visual images, articles, podcasts inspire your imagination of futures of your city or region?
  2. Who (people and organisations) do you follow in your city or region to learn from about future?
  3. What visionary documents, studies and concept papers do you know to inform your ideas about the future?
Co-design pathways: future scenarios for Cities of Learning
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25 minutes

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