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Swarmob

location_on Santiago, Chile

Empowering new generations to collaborate for global sustainability.

A b-learning system that empowers students, teachers and school communities through the Network Project Based Learning methodology, developing skills to collectively transform the world. Students create projects that contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals, collaborating with a network of other schools as well as social and environmental institutions.

Overview

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2017

Established

8 488

Children/users

3

Countries
Organisation
For-profit
Target group
All
Updated
October 5th, 2022
Educating for the systemic thinking that will change our world.
Felipe Prado, cofounder and COO

About the innovation

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Why did you create this innovation?

We created Swarmob to reduce the school access gap in three current educational challenges: global citizenship for sustainable development, online collaboration and, project-based learning for the development of 21st century skills. We seek to create a global, diverse and inclusive network of schools from all sectors for the education of social and environmental changemakers.

How does your innovation work in practice?

We provide a blended learning web platform to be used by students, teachers and management teams of all school levels and subjects. With this platform, users learn to use the Network Project-Based Learning (N-PBL) methodology and manage their processes in a simple, autonomous and effective way. Thus, they teach and learn in a collaborative and interdisciplinary way, interrelating all the knowledge of the school curriculum and creating sustainable impact solutions together with a network of schools. The platform helps with project planning, monitoring, feedback, inter-institutional network collaboration and measurement of 21st century skills (creativity, collaboration, digital literacy, global citizenship, communication, critical thinking and self-awareness). In addition, Swarmob conducts practical teacher training workshops to enhance N-PBL within the institutional culture.

How has it been spreading?

We work with 21 schools and 8.500 students and teachers in Chile, Mexico and Ecuador. We are currentily in the process of expanding to other schools and countries, thanks to a scalable digital system adapted to diverse contexts. In 2020 we won the VIVA Idea awards and in 2021 we were the only Latin American innovation to win the UN call for Global Innovations for the SDGs, participating in the STI Forum.

In addition, we conducted open reflection and professional development activities for teachers on education for sustainable development, with participants from 12 countries in Latin America, Spain, Canada and Australia.

If I want to try it, what should I do?

We work with K12 educational institutions (schools, high schools) and local governments. We offer individualised modalities of participation according to each institution culture and degree of innovation, so that all of them can be part of it. To join our network, please contact us at info@swarmob.com.

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Contact us
<p>We work with K12 educational institutions (schools, colleges, institutes) and local governments. We offer various forms of participation depending on each institutional culture and degree of innovation, so that everyone can take part.To join, visit our website <a href="https://swarmob.com/">www.swarmob.com</a> or write to us at info@swarmob.com<br></p>

Spread of the innovation

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