Education as a Transforming Practice: Preparing together for complex, sustainable futures


Caroline Hummels and Pierre Lévy

Our current education systems do not adequately support students to learn how to deal with complex challenges and to create together alternative practices aimed at sustainable futures. Over the last decade, we have been developing a designerly approach for transforming practices (TP) to engage with the world in a co-responsible way. TP is based on 5 principles: complexity, situatedness, aesthetics, co-response-ability and co-development. In this paper, we explain TP and its underlying 5 principles and illustrate how it can support the transformation of current education systems into self-directed, lifelong learning practices that support communities in designing for alternative complex, sustainable futures.

Keywords: designing for transforming practices; self-directed lifelong learning, complexity; situatedness, co-response-ability

Posted Sep-2021


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