Learning Approach

We reject the false dichotomy between thinking and doing. We believe that action and reflection imply and reinforce one another. In all our activities, we aim to combine deep critical reflection with applied action learning. More specifically, we challenge and empower participants to:

  • Think – Deeply inquiring social change through analysing the dynamics of societal systems and actor-networks, (re)interpreting social relations and beliefs, envisioning alternatives, co-designing strategies for active intervention and critical (self)-reflection.
  • Act – Applying insights, tools and methods to real life challenges and case-studies in their own context. Experimenting with solutions, establishing networks and inspiring people.
  • Change – Questioning routines, challenging and altering the status quo, both in the social realm as in their own practices and perceptions.

Our curriculum builds on UNESCO’s learning principles of Education for Sustainable Development, yet has a stronger focus on transformative change, understanding complexity, systems thinking and social learning processes.