Catalysing School-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:

AFGHANISTANBRAZILINDIAKENYAKYRGYZSTAN
PAKISTANPORTUGALTAJIKISTANTANZANIAUGANDA

WHO

Schools2030 collaborates with:

NATIONAL GOVERNMENTS

LOCAL RESEARCH/DESIGN PARTNERS
IN THE GLOBAL SOUTH

SCHOOLS

TEACHERS

LEARNERS

How

Schools2030 involves a new, dynamic coalition of leaders in international early childhood development and education.

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 innovations about what works to improve holistic learning outcomes.

ASSESS

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

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.

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.

Our Focal Domains for Holistic Learning

In each Schools2030 country, National Advisory Committees have prioritised five key learning domains per age group that teachers are now improving through new classroom-based innovations developed through human-centred design.

AFGHANISTAN

Pre-School

  • Literacy
  • Numeracy
  • Arts & Culture
  • Health & Nutrition
  • Relationship Building

Primary School

  • Literacy
  • Numeracy
  • Science
  • Creativity
  • Relationship Building

Secondary School

  • Literacy
  • Numeracy
  • Science
  • Ethical Decision-Making
  • Relationship Building
BRAZIL

Pre-School

  • Self-Efficacy
  • Self-Awareness
  • Collaboration
  • Creativity
  • Empathy

Primary School

  • Leadership
  • Self-Awareness
  • Collaboration
  • Creativity
  • Empathy

Secondary School

  • Leadership
  • Self-Awareness
  • Collaboration
  • Creativity
  • Empathy
INDIA

Pre-School

  • Literacy
  • Numeracy
  • Creativity
  • Self-Regulation
  • Collaboration

Primary School

  • Leadership
  • Numeracy
  • Creativity
  • Self-Awareness
  • Arts & Culture

Secondary School

  • Literacy
  • Numeracy
  • Creativity
  • Self-Regulation
  • Collaboration
KENYA

Pre-School

  • Literacy
  • Numeracy
  • Health & Nutrition
  • Communication
  • Problem Solving

Primary School

  • Literacy
  • Numeracy
  • Health & Nutrition
  • Science
  • Leadership

Secondary School

  • Literacy
  • Numeracy
  • Digital Literacy
  • Taking Responsibility
  • Reconciling Tensions
KYRGYZSTAN

Pre-School

  • Literacy
  • Numeracy
  • Collaboration
  • Empathy
  • Communication

Primary School

  • Literacy
  • Numeracy
  • Science
  • Critical Thinking
  • Leadership

Secondary School

  • Literacy
  • Numeracy
  • Taking Responsibility
  • Critical Thinking
  • Leadership
PAKISTAN

Pre-School

  • Literacy
  • Numeracy
  • Health & Nutrition
  • Relationship Building
  • Self-Awareness/Self-Efficacy

Primary School

  • Literacy
  • Numeracy
  • Health & Nutrition
  • Critical Thinking
  • Respect for Diversity & the
    Environment

Secondary School

  • Literacy
  • Numeracy
  • Digital Literacy
  • Leadership
  • Respect for Diversity & the
  • Environment
PORTUGAL

Pre-School

  • Literacy
  • Numeracy
  • Problem Solving
  • Empathy
  • Relationship Building

Primary School

  • Literacy
  • Numeracy
  • Problem Solving
  • Empathy
  • Reconciling Tensions

Secondary School

  • Literacy
  • Numeracy
  • Critical Thinking
  • Empathy
  • Ethical Decision-Making
TAJIKISTAN

Pre-School

  • Literacy
  • Numeracy
  • Health & Nutrition
  • Creativity
  • Relationship Building

Primary School

  • Literacy
  • Numeracy
  • Self-Awareness
  • Arts & Culture
  • Problem Solving

Secondary School

  • Literacy
  • Numeracy
  • Science
  • Digital Literacy
  • Communication
TANZANIA

Pre-School

  • Literacy
  • Numeracy
  • Health & Nutrition
  • Creativity
  • Relationship Building

Primary School

  • Literacy
  • Numeracy
  • Self-Awareness
  • Creativity
  • Problem Solving

Secondary School

  • Literacy
  • Numeracy
  • Civic Engagement
  • Arts & Culture
  • Critical Thinking
UGANDA

Pre-School

  • Literacy
  • Numeracy
  • Relationship Building
  • Creativity
  • Arts & Culture

Primary School

  • Literacy
  • Numeracy
  • Empathy
  • Self-Efficacy
  • Problem Solving

Secondary School

  • Literacy
  • Numeracy
  • Technology
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Relationship Building

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

The following Foundations are the founding members of the Schools2030 Global Donor Steering Committee: