Purpose Statement of The Change-leaders Community of Practice:
“Advocating education practice that ignites the potential of educators and young people to become changemakers; in a way that increases individual and collective capacity for perspective, empathy and agency so that we can reframe success and meet the challenges of our complex world.”
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...
To Raise The £250,000 Needed To Develop A New Playground, Millfields Community School In Hackney, London, Knew They Required A More Ambitious Approach Than Traditional Fetes And Bake Sales. With 640...
Changemaker Schools in the UK & Ireland
Since 2017, we have stopped electing additional Changemaker Schools and we are focusing on developing synergies within the existing network, while building a shared community of practice. Meantime, we look for different ways to engage with like-minded allies in advancing our Everyone a Changemaker vision through Changemaker Education. If you are interested in getting in touch, please contact us at [email protected].
POEM PhD Candidate & UK Changemaker Schools Community Lead, Ashoka UK & Ireland
Elina is a PhD candidate at the Participatory Memory Practices (POEM) EU-Horizon 2020 project where she works with UK Changemaker Schools researching how children and young people participate in public memory making for the envisioning of educational futures; she is also the Community Lead for the UK Changemaker School network. Elina has a background in education and life sciences and has worked in social innovation projects in the fields of K-12 education, lifelong learning and citizen science. In 2018 she has been awarded the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions fellowship. Elina launched for the first time the global secret gig project Sofar Sounds in Thessaloniki, Greece, which run between 2015 and 2019.
Laura White is the Children and Youth Years Manager at Ashoka UK and Ireland. Previously, Laura launched the US Ashoka Changemaker Schools Network, taught early childhood education at a Changemaker School in Washington, DC, and was the Director of Operations at an early childhood education social enterprise. She holds a master's degree in early childhood special education and an MBA. Laura still loves volunteering with early years students.