Shaping the next 100 years of education: HundrED needs you!


Over the next two years HundrED will interview 100 global thought leaders, create 100 case studies of exciting education happenings worldwide, and trial 100 new innovations in a selection of schools in Finland for one year. Their findings will be shared with the world for free.


Their findings will be documented as a book, a documentary and a series of international seminars and as a toolkit for teachers - all shared with the world for free. HundrED is intended as a gift for teachers, students and policy makers.


HundrED is a part of the celebration program for Finland’s centenary of independence in 2017.

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In celebration of Finland’s centenary year in 2017, the team behind Finnish edu-innovators HundrED are looking at the future of education worldwide. A global, non-profit project, HundrED is aiming to bring together a vision of education for the next 100 years, collecting 100 innovations from Finland and a further 100 from around the world, along with commentary from global thought leaders. The findings will be documented as a book, a documentary, a series of international seminars and a toolkit for teachers, all to be shared with the world for free.

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“The needs of our economies and societies have changed to the point where learners of all ages are unable to address either the problems facing them or the problems ahead in a very uncertain and risky future,” said Valerie Hannon, co-chair and co-founder of the Global Education Leaders Partnership (GELP).

HundrED is designed on the premise that the way to spark change on a global level is by identifying ambitious, proven education innovations and helping them spread. 75 of the 100 Finnish projects are already underway, with the final 25 being announced in December this year, and the ideas are grouped under the categories of Skills, Teaching, Assessment, Leadership and Learning Environments. The projects come from a range of sources, including teachers, schools, parents and other communities.

In the learning environments category, Tuomo Meretniemi has started the ‘Sail for Good’ project, where his three children (aged three, five and seven) will be educated on a sailing boat for the next six years, where they will visit around 75 different countries, using the open sea as a living world map to teach them. Tuomo says: “We want our kids to see the world and understand how beautiful it is. We want them to see how differently people can live their lives and still have a happy life. We hope they will grow up to be open-minded, independent and caring global citizens.”

Back on dry land, a Startup High School is being developed to create “authentic opportunities for students to develop communities through practice as well as developing competency in problem-solving”. Students will be encouraged to start their own business and sell their own products, with help from a network of companies.

HundrED is also looking for amazing innovations across the world as case studies, which will showcase the best ideas the world has to offer. Teachers, students, parents, politicians and entrepreneurs who if you are involved with an initiative that is taking a new and bold approach to education are encouraged to share their ideas.

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