Learning 21st Century Skills with Openmind Projects
The 21st Century Demands Skills rather than Knowledge
Skills like Digital Literacy, Problem Solving, Communication, Teamwork as well as Proactivity and Creativity.
Schools for the disadvantaged in Southeast Asia are ill prepared. They focus on traditional core subjects. Children learn by heart, rote learning, which in fact means not understanding.
Village and migrants spent their entire lives being taught and told to remember but never being challenged to think and solve problems.
Openmind Projects engage teenagers in inquiry, analyze, build knowledge, and communicate findings to peers and friends onsite and online!
We believe this has a positive impact on their learning and that Thailand’s, Lao’s, Myanmar’s, Cambodia’s rural children should not be left behind.
Openmind Projects promotes learning skills that we believe are vital for poor villager children to have a chance in a work environment quite different from their village!
We believe that successful learners take responsibility for their own learning so we want to build self-motivated and independent learners. In other words, we believe in Life-Long Learners!
We believe that the best learning happens when village children learn core subjects such as English, geography, science, at the same time that they learn to solve problems related to those subjects and using English to do so!
We believe that to be successful in the 21st century, young people must be able to learn independently without constant teaching, telling and control.
We believe in learning together, in teams!
We believe that using IT, tech, increases the capacity for self-directed and team learning, social interaction.
What do you believe in? Do you share our beliefs? Join us!
We believe in creating learners
Learning is sustainable only if learners owns it
We believe in equal opportunities for all, for girls, refugees, disabled and the poor.
We believe in closing gaps. We work to help close education gaps by promoting and introducing 21st century learning ideas.
We believe that girls and boys should go on to learn. It is good for them, their families, their society, democracy and the environment!
Equal learning opportunities