Systems Change in Education: It Begins With Us

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This article originally appeared on Stanford Social Innovation Review

Transforming education systems in this way must begin with us. We cannot create learning ecosystems if we are not modeling them ourselves.

That is why Ashoka’s approach to change involves organizing communities of Change Leaders into self-led teams that, like the learning ecosystems we want to create, plan systemically, communicate their progress, learn and improve together, and distribute leadership of system change widely. We are currently creating teams of Change Leaders around the world who are working to effect a wide range of critical transformations, all of which will align to the common purpose of equipping and inclining young people to create a better world.

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Seeking to empower everyone to become equipped and inclined to live for the common good (what Ashoka calls “changemaking”) requires transforming existing education systems into new “learning ecosystems”— dynamic networks of educators and others who influence the experience of young people, working together to ensure that every young person develops the knowledge, skills, and inclinations that are prerequisites to creating a better world.

Ashoka’s approach to change involves organizing communities of Change Leaders into self-led teams that, like the learning ecosystems we want to create, plan systemically, communicate their progress, learn and improve together, and distribute leadership of system change widely.