Learning like a spinning top

Context: “Learning Like a Spinning Top” is one of the patterns in a set of about 100 patterns called A Pattern Language For Emergent Learning. This pattern language is the last section of a book that I’m writing called “Making our own university – Memoir, Manifesto, Method“. I’ve been testing this pattern in various settings, […]

Schools Around The World: How to find too many cool schools (Challenge #1)

There must be more than 3 million schools in the world and many more educational programs, libraries, makerspaces, learning communities and other setups where learning is intentionally nurtured. We will refer to all of them as “schools*”. So, if you are a learner that wants to design her own university, a learning designer, a teacher, […]

Valle de Bravo Gathering of Learning Architects

I believe that reinventing higher education is one of humanity’s important milestones going forward. Here I recount my experience of a recent gathering of creators of alternatives to the mainstream university. It is one window open to the messy process of reinventing higher education and an invitation to walk through the door. We gathered at […]