Creative Learning Network Brazil

Creative Learning Network Brazil

, Brazil

A movement of people seeking a more creative, relevant and hands-on education for youth and children throughout Brazil.

About me

We are a movement that promotes and enables the implementation of hands-on, creative and relevant educational practices in schools and non-formal learning spaces throughout Brazil.

To achieve this, we count on an active community of educators, researchers, managers, entrepreneurs, artists, family and students - and the support of the Lemann Foundation and the MIT Media Lab.

Why do you want to be a part of the HundrED Community?

As a community of creative learners and educators in Brazil, we believe that every child should grow up with the opportunity to develop their creative potential, to make a positive impact in this world. This vision is aligned with the HundrED Manifesto and to the HundrED community: we're inspired by what people are doing around the world to change education and impact people's lives with passion, collaboration and purpose. We would love to learn from this community plus share our own experience with challenges and opportunities to bring educational creativity innovation to Brazil. 

How can education support students to flourish?

The educational experience impacts kids for life. When children have the opportunity to work on projects that are meaningful to them, together with their peers, with the freedom to make mistakes and decide their own path, their learning experience becomes more fun and relevant. They become engaged in causes they care about in a way that makes sense to them. When we, as educators, offer children these opportunities, they thrive in creative thinking and every other skill that will help them during a lifetime of non-linear events. 

What role does innovation play in education change?

Education can only change when students are part of it, when their voices are heard. When we design innovations that allow students to create based-on their own passions and personal connections, we make it possible for this innovation to impact not only a student's life, but also the whole educational system and the surrounding community. 

Three HundrED innovations you love. (and Why?)

1 - Tricks and Tracks - Venezuela: peer-to-peer learning to discover kid's talents. It started as an independent project and now is adopted by the schools. Change can happen when the school systems begin to understand the movement. It's a huge achievement. 

2 - The Clubhouse Network - an out-of-school learning environment that gives young people from underserved communities the opportunity to work on projects that are meaningful to them and their peers, while discovering new ideas and developing new skills.  

3 - Democratic Kindergartens - Germany: It empowers kindergarteners through making childrens' voices count in the constitution of the learning environment and its rules. 

Three innovations you would love for HundrED to know about. (and Why?)

Centros Juvenis de Ciência e Cultura, BA: The Centers are innovation laboratories of curricula diversification, providing access to public school students to contemporary themes through interdisciplinary activities. 

Faróis do Saber e Inovação, PR: The Lighthouses of Knowledge and Innovation are community libraries connected to elementary schools in the Municipality of Curitiba, Paraná, designed to provide democratic access to creative learning.

Rede Potiguar de Televisão Educativa e Cultural - RPTV, RN: RPTV is a television network for education and culture in the Potiguar region of RN. The initiative is dedicated to documentation and communication, giving voice to underserved communities.