3 Critical Questions Changemaker Learning Outcomes Can Help Us Answer

July 8, 2018

 

Ashoka U is an initiative of Ashoka, the world’s largest network of social entrepreneurs. Building on Ashoka’s vision for a world where Everyone is a Changemaker, Ashoka U takes an institutional change approach to impact the education of millions of students.

(Image courtesy of Ashoka U. Post by: Hattie Duplechain)

What does it mean to prepare a student to be a changemaker?

At Ashoka U we wrestle with this question all the time and see supporting that line of questioning as a key part of what we do. To that end, we believe it is important to help educators identify and develop learning outcomes for social entrepreneurship, social innovation, and changemaker education.

Learning outcomes shape what students will learn. And what the next generation learns will in many ways shape their ability to tackle our most pressing global problems.

Many educators, (perhaps even you?), are investing significant effort in developing learning outcomes for changemaking education. But as most of us don’t have a way to easily share them, only some pioneers have made their learning outcomes publicly available. We want to change that, and we need your help.

Over the coming months, Ashoka U will be collecting learning outcomes for social entrepreneurship, social innovation, and changemaking education from across the field. We will analyze those submissions and then share our findings with you!

With the help of your learning outcomes, we will all be better able to answer questions like:

Are there core changemaker skills that every student should master? 

Some leading educators have published their work on learning outcomes, and each collection makes a significant contribution to the field.

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