BY PHILIPPE GREIER
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24H EDUCATION HACKATHON………??? WTF??? WHAT IS THAT?
How many times have we heard that question? In many places around the world. 1 month ago nobody had a clear picture what it would be. But on March 14th/15th and 16th 12 brave local communities took on the adventure to find it out – together. In 12 countries on 4 continents – connected via Facebook, Twitter Google and Skype.
All with the same vision: Getting in shape for the 21st century and transforming our education systems. Hacking existing systems. Meaning finding disruptive solutions for a systemic change in a world that has changed tremendiously. For 24 hours 12 learning communities bonded within their region with local networks and shared their results and experience globally. The results were breath taking. Here are some stories.
WHAT HAS HAPPENED ON THE WEEKEND OF MARCH 14TH/15TH/16TH? SOME EXAMPLES FROM THE LOCAL HACKS.
We started on March 14th in Cairo…. Ok. Until this weekend I had not been aware that in Egypt the weekend is on Friday-Saturday and Sunday is the beginning of the week. So we had an early start in Egypt which was even opening more doors for the global community. And the start was really promising.
The Egyptian team jumped into the 24h Education Hackathon without any sense of fear. You could tell that chaotic settings and self-organizing processes are well-known to many parts of this planet. The next generation of leaders will very likely learn in those evnironments how to move out of our western dilemma. And the results of Cairo are impressive. During the hackathon a team was formed that carries on the mission to open a new school. 🙂
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