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Submitted by: Tsega Belachew on 09/18/15 Editor's Note: This article was written by Kristie Wang of the Ashoka Changemakers team. Hosted by C&A Foundation and Ashoka Changemakers, the challenge will award more than €100,000 in prizes to...
Submitted on Fri, September 11, 2015
Submitted by: Tsega Belachew on 09/11/15 Editor's Note: This Op-Ed first appeared on the Thomson Reuters website and is written by Hon. Henry F. De Sio, Jr. He is the Global Chair for Framework Change at Ashoka, and the author of ...
Submitted by: Tsega Belachew on 09/08/15 Are you a doer, thinker or a change agent working to shape a future of ‘work’ that can advance the socio economic status of young Africans and their communities? Apply for this online course. Make new...
Submitted on Mon, September 7, 2015
The arguments you need to explain why empathy is a key to life-long learning.Look no further than the role of empathy in human-centered design, in conflict resolution, in the boardroom---yes, even in the preservation of earth (don’t take our word...
Submitted on Sat, September 5, 2015
The role of empathy in the conversation about racism.Leading educational theorists such as Howard Gardner and Tony Wagner have written about the importance of cultivating our students’ abilities to communicate across “networks”—skills that are...
Submitted on Fri, August 28, 2015
Using Student-Led School Meetings to Encourage Changemaking I believe that one person can make a difference, and, more important, when we make a difference for one, we are making a difference for the network of individuals that person will...
Submitted by: Tsega Belachew on 08/25/15 What does changemaking in higher education look like in Singapore, Mexico, and the southeast United States? Though contexts vary, common interests and experiences unite these institutions across oceans....
Submitted on Sat, August 15, 2015
Dana Mortenson, founder of World Savvy, discusses the skills children will need to thrive in a fast-changing world.Earlier this summer I had the chance to talk about 21st century learning with Dana Mortenson, an Ashoka Fellow and the founder of...
Submitted by: Tsega Belachew on 08/11/15 "The world is crying out for new ideas... Our kids ought to recognise how deep their capacities for education are.""The capacity for new thinking - or turning old ideas into new applications - has really...
Submitted by: Tsega Belachew on 08/03/15 Anshu K. Gupta, Ashoka Fellow and Founder of Goonj observed that two Indias exist side-by-side: the increasingly wealthy, urban India and the impoverished, neglected rural India. Anshu realized that the...