UNSCHOOL unMASTERS PROGRAM
INTERNATIONAL COHORTS. UNIQUE HYPER MENTOR MODEL. ACCESS TO INTERNATIONAL CHANGE LEADERS. REAL WORLD MICRO AND MACRO CHALLENGES.
ON AND OFFLINE COMPONENTS. GLOBALLY ACCESSIBLE. HYPER DIVERSE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT.
We are building an immersive, experiential, brain-activating, career-launching, year-long alternative Masters program for creative change-makers. This year long learning adventure covers the entire Disruptive Design Methodology and is facilitated by UnSchool educators and disruption-leading mentors from around the world.
We are all about making change, challenging the status quo, and activating more problem-loving innovators to see the world's messy problems as opportunities to participate with purpose. We exist because there is a need for more boundary pushing, provocative, risky and challenging experiments in change making.
- Activate and level up your career with a blended learning experience
- Build your capacity and knowledge with online classes, activations and workshops
- Sharpen your leadership skills with peers and mentors on a Fellowship residency
- Activate your superpowers with real-world practice and hands-on project development
- Access world leaders (think astronauts, activists, artists!) for deep mentorship and lasting connections
Applications are open for September 2018 start
- The full Disruptive Design Methodology
- Practice based activation methods
- Career levelling up skills
- Empowered leadership training
- Advanced Systems Thinking
- Sustainability Sciences
- Change-making capabilities
- Mentor and leadership skills
WHY A MASTERS PROGRAM?
We are all about un-doing the damage of mainstream education experiences on today’s adults. In the standard linear school systems, many of us learned reductionism instead of learning how to see interconnecting parts of a puzzle..
We learned to memorize more than we learned to think for ourselves. We learned to write in prescribed structures and to color in the lines. Schools shaped us into neater people, but we live in a messy world.
Mainstream education has traditionally been about control, conformity, and replication of the status quo. Thankfully, there are some progressive thinkers around the world working to evolve K-12 education - but for the most part it is still the same.
The current education system is in need of disruption. We are challenging stale modes of learning and the social construction that comes with it. We are encouraging a shift in the way we see, seek and exchange knowledge.
We are an “un-school” because we are a playful and provocative challenge to the ways in which we “school” and “un-school” ourselves, and those we influence.
Learning, sharing, curiosity, and active participation IN THE WORLD are lifelong pursuitS THAT WE AIM TO GLOBALLY ACTIVATE
The UnSchool Alternative Masters program is a hybrid on and offline program, run through an online student portal for the majority of the year, plus two in-person residencies at our CO Project Farm in Portugal.
The program starts in September and goes for a full year in 4 semesters. At the start you will be placed into a cohort to develop supportive peer groups during the year, and to grow your network and community while gaining skills and experience. Your Masters year will kick off with a week long in-person residency retreat with your cohort at our space in Portugal.The second residency will take place in the middle of the program when we switch from knoeldge acquisition to project development . Applications for our inaugural program will open in march 2018. The first program will start September 2018.
The hybrid structure allows you to fit the majority of the program into your schedule and work life, while still engaging in an immersive and transformative learning journey., we are designing the entire experience to be feasible for you to continue working, but be motivated to apply your new knowledge as you progress.
LEARN BY DOING
The UnSchool Alterantive Masters is built on learning by doing, in partnership with your fellow peers for personal mastery and collaborative change skills. The program features curated facilitators to guide you through your experiences with videos, articles, speakers, and a series of real world action oriented group and independent projects.
Establishing your professional role as a creative change maker with the UnSchool Masters will be an intense and valuable year, informed by over +20k hours of our unique pedagogy to transfer knowledge and activate communities of people who want to design positive social and environmental change.