[RE]LEARN 2020: Reflections from a Young Learner
We must rewire our thinking in order to move towards an educational system where there is authentic and profound respect for learners.
Skateboarding and Learnlife - what's the connection?
In a learning environment like ours, or others who are transforming the system around the world right now, we can see why skateboarders have found somewhere that aligns with the way they interact and the way they learn.
Growing Positive Relationships
We must reframe the widely assumed belief that relationships are accidental and acknowledge that they can be deliberately forged.
Learn, Unlearn, Relearn
“The illiterate of the future are not those who can’t read or write but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn.”
We are excited about learning (at last)
We’re not there yet, but it is really happening. We finally stepped back, so that learners could take control.
A new education paradigm brings its own reward
Play isn’t a concept just for infants and young children. Doing anything you truly enjoy is play, and you’ll know that by how it feels.
Change in education begins on day one
In a new education paradigm we talk more of an onboarding process than matriculation. So what exactly does this mean, and how does it differ?
An alternative education beyond the wall
The wall is often overlooked in discussions of a learning environment, perhaps because they are simply there, and we’ve forgotten what anything else might look like.
Education Innovation is a word apart (spelling is intentional!)
The chances are, that for most people reading this, your learning experience was pretty structured. The interesting question, however, is what that word, “structured” means to you.
Learnlife Inspirations: 5 Books & Articles to Read this Month
A few of the books and articles that have inspired and advanced our thinking for the learning approach and paradigm.
Community Story: Establishing Personal Values and Vision
If people are not empowered to envision their own lives, then they run the risk of allowing others to do it for them.
Join the Alliance: A Movement to Deliver Educational Change
Today, revolutions often begin with the spreading of ideas online.
Why Mental Wellbeing is Now Top of Mind
As the Covid pandemic continues and many countries are still in an extended state of quarantine, the topic of mental wellbeing now becomes top of mind.
A New Paradigm for Learning
Learnlife proposes a new learning paradigm is needed to prepare learners for the future and create the momentum required to drive change in education.
Ikigai and purpose-inspired learning
Learning should begin with finding one's purpose -- the 'why' behind what propels us forward
Community Story: A time to listen, learn and act
Sam Lardner, Director of Learnlife Barcelona, shares a heartfelt letter with our community that arises from the events of the last week in the United States
The quest for purpose: One learner moves to his own beat
Meet the 15-year-old 'Learnlifer' who is carving his own path and finding purpose during confinement
The power of bringing together health and education
An interview with Monica Evason, mindset coach, on why now, more than ever, it's important to talk about mental wellbeing
The transition to remote learning
On March 10, we moved our learning online and into the homes of more than 60 learners and their families in Barcelona and beyond. This is a post about what’s happened since.
'It's time for the little boats': Learning from the front line
See our second set of [RE]LEARN pre-recorded interviews featuring education innovators, influencers and front-line game-changers Alfredo Hernando, David Price and Devin Carberry
Love in the time of Covid: Tinder to teleconferencing
Today, in honour of Sant Jordi, the Catalan tradition celebrating love, romance and friendship, we take a look at how Covid is changing relationships and romance.
Community Story: Reflections from Rwanda
Last month, a group from the Learnlife community visited Rwanda. Here, one of the participants shares her reflections from the experience one month on and what we can learn from the central African country in times of Covid...
Time to 'unlearn being adults' and embrace creativity
See our first set of [RE]LEARN pre-recorded interviews featuring education innovators and influencers Prof. Yong Zhao, Sarah Martin & Bea Beste
The Best of [RE]LEARN and what "new normal" looks like
Highlights from our [RE]LEARN global conversation held earlier this week and why a return to "normality" and old practices post-Covid would be a huge missed opportunity
The shift to remote learning rather than 'online schooling'
Why we should all be talking about home-based remote learning rather than online schooling, and how we define this
A Reflection from Learnlife Barcelona
As we conclude the second cycle of the 2019-2020 cohort, Learnlife Barcelona Director, Sam Lardner, takes a moment to reflect on the events of the past few weeks...
Letters of love: A campaign of solidarity and hope.
Want to send an uplifting message to a lonely hospital patient? Here are two ways you can do that.
A week of the Changemakers' schedule
How does learning happen at Learnlife now that it's remote? We're giving you a look into the Changemakers' schedule, which changes on a weekly basis.
10 Resources Every Parent Can Use to Engage Kids This Weekend
Feeling overwhelmed with Whatsapp updates on suggested activities? We've made a selection of some of the best ones to help you weed through the content overload.
Introducing our new virtual tour & 5 of our favourites
Stuck at home this week? Visit some of the world's most important sites through impressive virtual tours and discover our newly created Learnlife Barcelona Virtual Tour
The Remote Hero learning and working guide
In an unprecedented event, many people around the world have had to start learning and working from their homes, without much prior warning.
How Learnlife moved all learning online overnight
Last week on Tuesday, March 10th, Learnlife made the decision to shift from face-to-face learning to remote learning by moving all learning experiences online.
How does learning happen at Learnlife?
How we learn at Learnlife and what it means to 'build your why'.
Meet the Learning Guides: Georgi
Georgi has a decade of experience in education — from kindergartens to universities. He has travelled the world and has been teaching in different cultures like Italy, Indonesia, Bulgaria, Germany and Spain.
Meet the Learning Guides: Devin
Devin Carberry has been an educator for almost 20 years in a variety of educational settings — from after school to public policy and from classroom teaching to nonprofit leadership.