3 Nov 2016 is the official launch of Bridgedale360
Log in at www.bridgedale360.org
In the words of the great Nelson Mandela: "Education is the most powerful weapon you can use to change the world!" with the advent of the internet and the digital revolution in education, we opted for an online toolbox for the great advantage that it is freely available to anyone, all over the globe!
Because it matters
Bridgedale360 provides an overview of how we contribute to the present global system of injustice and unbridled capitalism and aims to empowers youth workers and youth with diverse tools for active citizenship and alternatives for a more ethical behaviour towards the planet and people.
Cooperation vs Competition
Among its main innovative approaches Bridgedale360 fosters cooperation as opposed to competition; most courses and traditional education nurture the competitive spirit and have a grading system as its cornerstone - instead we nurture cooperation and mutual aid among the students, as the quintessence of a post-growth system where people come before profits. Learning for the sake of learning, learning as the means and ends for a rich life, learning for becoming a positive change agent in a society that otherwise leads people into unethical and unconscious behaviour.
For 1000 youth workers and beyond
Bridgedale360 addresses youth workers specifically and thus has a multiplier effect on youth (at least 1000 youth workers within one year of its launch!); as an effective way of reaching young people from all cultures and social backgrounds. The toolbox will be encouraging experiential learning, intercultural and international exchanges; intellectually stimulating and fun at the same time and it is translated into 7 different languages! Even if the course is designed foremost for those working with youth the course content is highly relevant for anyone interested in sustainability, resilience and a holistic approach to life.
The design of Bridgedale360 has been largely inspired by the Gaia's Education curriculum and mandala that covers four dimensions of sustainability: Worldview, Social, Ecological and Economical. Bridgedale360 provides 4 modules (imagine this being a broader theme) for each dimension of sustainability, in total 16 modules. Each module gives a youth worker a short description of what the theme in a storytelling way is about and then provides a list of activities that youth workers can do with their youth group. We aim to create activities that are engaging and experiential as well as educational.
Check out the topics that are included in the course!
Bridgedale 360 is the place for youth to learn and build new world
It consists of 16 buildings, representing modules of the toolbox, which will lead you to stories,games and activities about particular topic of sustainability