A "Learning Ecosystem" recognizes that -learning experience- is available in different time, place, and people engagement environments:
1.- Formal Settings / Informal Settings
2.- Individually/ Shared
3.- On-site/ On-line
4.- Synchronous/ Asynchronous
5.- Personalized Learning
The learning experience is in fact, a personal experience, most formal educational programs and institutions focus instead on collective standards (We guess that by practical and operative reasons) loosing the opportunity to make learning a more attractive activity.
The learning experience is not only acquiring "knowledge" but also a "social experience" an opportunity to develop different skills (most formal assessment looses this approach)
In a scenario as the one most "refugees" face around the world not conventional approaches may be successful. I consider instead that three-key considerations could enhance the learning experience in such scenarios.
Great projects grow from people enquiries in order to solve real-world problems. Students find projects highly engaging because they are conducting work that is meaningful to them, and their families or communities. They relish the opportunity to make adult-world connections, work across subject disciplines, and work in extended blocks of time.
B.-School as a Base Camp
Think of the school as a place where Industry, local business, sport institutions, home, community organizations, and culture institutions ideas "meet".
The "school" is not a place, it is an environment, not a product but a process, not a single facility but a system.
Think of "Learning commons" where teachers, students,parents and local employers are active partners in designing, delivering and evaluating education.
I consider that cross-cultural background, in scenarios as those shared by refugees, could enhance the learning experience.
Finally, Our key-principles to develop more the idea, are:
A.- Cross-Disciplinary Scope
B.- Multi-Stakeholders Engagement for Project Implementation
C.- User-Centered Approach
D.- Global References for Local Applications
E.- Testing Solutions by means of a "Pilot-Project"