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Introducing Not a School: The alternative education experience

(Topic created on: 21-09-2020 11:57 AM)
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Not a School

Welcome to the Not a School discussion board! This is your area to talk about the future of society with a key focus on our roles within it. We’d love to know what you think about education, climate and social responsibilities in the Digital Age.


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In partnership with FutureLearn, we’ve combined Samsung knowledge with expertise from some of the most inspiring experts around to create a programme that empowers its students to drive innovation and positive changes in the world. It’s never been a more important time to educate ourselves and learn from each other, so why not sign up for free today?


The Not a School programme engages with 4 key topics, on self-led learning courses that offer you the opportunity to learn about each of the issues at your own pace.

  • Turning Climate Anxiety into Positive Action: How can technology unlock activism in everyone?
  • Solving Inequality in Education: How can technology allow us all to be ‘educators’?
  • Building Human Connection in a Digital World: How can we use technology to end isolation? 
  • Respecting Our Differences Online: How can difference of opinion bring us closer together online?

Not a School was launched as a real-life experience at Samsung KX in 2019 for a group of 18-25 year olds, recognising that the next generation of innovators are the key to creating our future. In 2020, this evolved into 2 online experiences - a full-time course for 18-25 year olds and the 4 part course we encourage you to participate in.


To drive this, we need people who really care about the world around them, as our change makers and future shapers.


How can we empower people to inspire a better world?

The world we live in today is accelerating at an exponential rate. Look back to 60 years ago and think about growing up in this era.

  • What opportunities for education are there for you?
  • How can you connect with your community?
  • How has the definition of the word Community changed?
  • How far away does South Korea feel to you?

Human innovation and technology have given us tools to better understand the world around us, to broaden our perspective by connecting with people across the globe exploring the depths of our oceans, the heart of the rainforest, to explore the stars in the sky and question the meaning of existence.


The world is more connected than ever before and, in many instances, is at the tip of our fingers. Enhancing our ability to connect and collaborate was a key moment in human history that allows us to benefit from collective experience. The whole is greater than the sum of its parts.


And in today’s world, the collectives or communities that we can access are almost unending; you can explore any topic in just a few clicks with people and information only that you might never be able to reach in the real world.


We are responsible for the world that we create and should be mindful of the way that we do this. The future can be an overwhelming thing to think about, but starting the conversation is the first step.


We'd love to hear what you think.


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