Stories about Changemaker Education

Aligning Education With a Changing World

Students across the globe have been forced to adapt rapidly the past year as schools have tried to combat the spread of COVID-19. Many changes have been practical and surface level, such as moving lessons online. Yet there are deeper currents prompting forward-looking educators, parents, and...
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Insights on Changemaker Education

Tactical learnings and ideas from educators on creating a school culture that supports early changemaking.
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The Case For Changemaker Education

Building an Everyone a Changemaker world means we both embrace our changemaking potential and enable those in our homes, schools, workplaces, and communities to do the same. This level of engagement is essential to ensure that shared challenges in a rapidly changing world — some of them existential...
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What is Changemaker Education?

As a group of UK Ashoka Changemaker Schools we spent this Summer reflecting on emerging practice that is meeting this need; and also on who we need to ‘be’ and ‘become’ as Changemaker Educators in order to lead this practice in our own schools and beyond.  This is a deliberately diverse network that...

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The Story of Pinelands North

Pinelands North Primary School (PNPS) in Cape Town, South Africa transformed from an all white, homogeneous school to one of South Africa's leading institutions in fostering inclusiveness across society.
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Changemaker Educators in the United States

Six educators share their story of bringing a new definition of success to their students.
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Changemaker Education in India: Featuring Tribune Model School in Chandigarh and Aklavya International School in Puducherry

This India Today episode features two leading schools of the country - Tribune Model School in Chandigarh and Aklavya International School in Puducherry. Helping young people develop a changemaking mindset from a young age, these schools are reimagining education around raising changemakers...
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Changemaker Education - A conversation with Lord Jim Knight

Ashoka UK & Ireland is partnering with the Edge Foundation to embed changemaking behaviours across the education system so that the young people of today are more equipped than ever to thrive in an ever-changing world. Lord Jim Knight, former UK Minister of State for Schools and Chief Education...
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Changemaker Education in India: Featuring Study Hall School in Lucknow and Jayshree Periwal International School in Jaipur

With changing times, the role of schools needs to change. Leading schools across India are enabling young people to thrive in a world of change by enabling them to become changemakers. Therefore, schools need to redefine their own measure of success to be "how many of your students identify as...
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It Takes A Village—Black Parents Protecting Black Genius

Will Jackson started Village of Wisdom to help parents and teachers unlock the gifts, talents, and prior knowledge of Black students. Ashoka’s Simon Stumpf caught up with Will to hear more about his vision for making school a true and supportive home for every student, and why his approach is so...
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Changemaking and Graduate Employability

How embedding changemaking into the University of Northampton’s strategic plan enhances graduate employment potential.

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Perspectives on changemaking from five of Ireland's Changemaker Schools

"We will use the best thing Ireland has - people." Hear from students and teachers in Ireland why changemaking must be the new norm.
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Bodkin Elementary School Embraces a Culture of Meaning

At Bodkin Elementary School in Maryland’s Chesapeake region, 10 and 11 year olds share what it means for them to be powerful today and #LeadYoung. Here, young people are learning how to navigate a world that is rapidly changing by following their passions and creating their own solutions to issues...
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Equipping students to lead young in a rapidly changing world

“We talk about consumers and producers. In much of education, the student is a consumer. The Changemaker movement has helped us to help teachers help students become producers.” ~ Maureen McMahon, Deputy Superintendent for Academics & Strategic Initiatives, Anne Arundel County Public Schools Eighty...
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Becoming a Changemaker Institution

A guidebook for how your campus can increase its relevance and resilience and lead in a rapidly changing world

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