A world in which education is the foundation of a just, inclusive and thriving society.
We re-think and transform education and pedagogy. Our mission is to develop individual and collective potential to co-create and actively participate in a sustainable, open and peaceful society.
We are a group of dedicated education professionals and citizens who strive to transform our education structures and practices so that education serves the vision of a society we want to live in: a society in which human rights, dignity, equity, cooperation, participation and happiness are upheld. In April 2014, a Manifesto: ‘Education for Change – Change for Education’ that calls for an important change of mind-sets, of policies and practices was presented at a conference organized by the Council of Europe. The manifesto was adopted by 200 teachers from all over Europe. L2C strives to carry on the message of the Manifesto; we – the members – stress the importance of education for preparing our youth and adults for a life as democratic citizens in diverse democratic societies, for their future in a global workforce and for the development of their personality. We focus on the implications this has for the image and ethos of the teaching profession as well as other educators, and subsequently act to support the development of the values and competences that all educators need in their day-to-day practices to answer the challenges that lie ahead.
In an increasingly complex world in which more or less radical changes take place in many areas of our life (information, communications, international mobility, finance and globalised economy), the sustainability of the objectives, methods and content of our traditional schooling and education settings ought to be put into question. We want education to play a humanistic role for our future destiny. Therefore,
Our actions promote transformative educational practices that generate conditions for the development of the whole person and excellence within a frame of social justice and creative human emancipation. For this, we focus on personal and professional development:
Pascale MOMPOINT-GAILLARD – Social Psychologist and Pedagogical Consultant for the Pestalozzi Programme, Council of Europe, France
Guðrún RAGNARSDÓTTIR – Teacher and Researcher, University of Iceland, Iceland
Carolina GONÇALVES – Professor, School of Education, Lisbon, Portugal
Visnja RAJIC – Professor and Teacher Educator, University of Zagreb, Croatia
Sabine ROHMANN – President of the Commission Education and Culture of the Conference of INGOs, Council of Europe, France
Jón Torfi JONASSON – Professor and Former Dean at the Faculty of Social Science and School of Education, University of Iceland, Iceland
Robin WILSON – Journalist and Editor of ‘Open Security’ at opendemocracy.net, United Kingdom
Charlot CASSAR – School Principal and Teacher Trainer, Malta
Carmen BECKER – Teacher of English, Tübingen Professional, Germany
Alessandro SORIANI – Co-founder and Trainer at Ferfilò Associazione Culturale, PHD Candidate, University of Bologna and Paris – Sorbonne Nouvelle, Italy
Ólöf Þórhildur ÓLAFSDÓTTIR – Former Director of Democratic Citizenship and Participation at the Council of Europe
Gabriele MAZZA – Former Director of School, Out of School and Higher education at the Council of Europe, France
Jean-Claude COUTURE – Associate Co-ordinator of Research for the Alberta Teacher’s Association, Canada
P. Jean STILES – Principal of Jasper Place High School, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Lilian THURAM – Professional Football Player and Founder of ‘Foundation Lilian Thuram – ‘Education Contre le Racisme’, France
In this article we answer some questions regarding the decision to transform Learn to Change from an association to a collective.
In this article, we talk about what we mean by Collective – the new form chosen by L2C – and how you can join it.
Learn to Change’s members held a General Assembly in fall 2022, in which the decision was taken to transform the association into a less formal, and more agile entity. Therefore, we will change status, going from an ‘organization’ to a less formal entity that we name “The collective”
If you feel you are committed to the vision and mission of the association, then your place is here.
We are sure that becoming a member will benefit you in many ways. Read the product description for more details or click sign up now.