Catalysing Teacher-Driven Holistic Learning Innovations to Achieve SDG4 by 2030

What

Schools2030 is a ten-year participatory learning improvement programme based in 1,000 government schools across ten countries.

Using the principles of human-centred design and focusing on the key transition years of ages 5, 10 and 15 years old, Schools2030 supports teachers and students to design and implement education micro-innovations. These low-cost and scaleable innovations will inform and transform education systems to improve holistic learning outcomes for the most marginalised learners worldwide.

WHERE

Schools2030 launched in 2020 and works across ten countries:

AFGHANISTAN
BRAZIL
INDIA
KENYA
KYRGYZSTAN
​PAKISTAN
PORTUGAL
TAJIKISTAN
TANZANIA
UGANDA

WHO

Schools2030 will collaborate with:

NATIONAL GOVERNMENTS

LOCAL RESEARCH/DESIGN PARTNERS
IN THE GLOBAL SOUTH

SCHOOLS

TEACHERS

LEARNERS

Through its annual dissemination of evidence at local, national and global forums, Schools2030 is estimated to indirectly reach 10 million learners and 2 million teachers.

How

Schools2030 will involve a new, historic coalition of leaders in international early childhood development and education to:

  • Identify and support 1000 innovative schools/communities from the global south that demonstrate new strategies to improve holistic learning outcomes for marginalized children/youth. 
  • Generate actionable evidence about ‘how’ school actors can improve lifelong education by tracking the learning progression of children/young people in relationship to school-based solutions.

Three Key Transition Years

Schools2030 focuses on supporting teaching and learning during the key transition years in a young person’s educational journey.

We Use a 3-Step Model that Enables Teachers to Generate New School-Level Solutions about What Works to Improve Learning Outcomes

STEP ONE:
ASSESS

Schools2030 supports teachers to determine the holistic learning levels of their students with simple and contextualised assessment tools.

STEP TWO:
INNOVATE

Schools2030 supports teachers to create ‘micro-innovations’ through Human-Centred Design. This cyclical process moves through the stages of design, test, reflect and iterate.

STEP THREE:
SHOWCASE

Schools2030 supports teachers to showcase 1000 innovations each year at national and global forums to inspire systems-level change for improving quality learning at scale.

Why

Rarely are school leaders, teachers and students invited to listen, reflect, and self-discover the wisdom that lies among them about ‘what works’ to improve quality learning for all. Even rarer are instances where invitation, dialogue and self-discovery lead to long-term community actions and external investments, guided by data that the school collects, processes, and uses to achieve holistic learning outcomes for all.

Schools2030 seeks to dramatically change the status quo by equipping frontline teachers and school leaders with the knowledge, skills, and platforms to better design, measure and showcase new solutions to achieve SDG4 by 2030.

As a result, Schools2030 offers a new global pulse about how to operationalize SDG4 in classroom practice from the bottom-up and amplify the often under-represented insights, creativity, and resilience of the heroic frontline teachers and school stakeholders striving to achieve quality learning for all.

Donors

Schools2030 is supported by a consortium of ten partners that bring together both technical expertise and financial resources that will catalyse effective education innovations and improve holistic learning outcomes: