We are designing an opportunity for students to learn how to equip themselves for a world that is changeable and competitive.

If you’re an educator, parent, student or researcher concerned about the inadequacy of modern education in preparing young people for a rapidly changing world, join our community of learning re-designers.

Ripples@Work is a learning model developed by Dr Lena Redman.

The focus of this approach to learning is to discover oneself and develop the skills for using one’s unique abilities to adjust to today’s ever-changing and complex world.

Ripples@Work is about care: learning to take care of the gifts and aptitudes that make you unique, turning them into a reliable repertoire of attributes and skills that can help you to succeed in life; and learning to ‘take care’ of the surrounding world at a time when the world is changing faster than ever before.

Care is a natural force that makes human evolution possible. Care is the driving force that creates society and the glue that keeps society in existence.

And yet, the cultivation of care for oneself and others is not on the agenda of any school curriculum.

So let us look around at what is happening in the world and see if we missed something in what we have created in the natural, social, and technological dimensions of life.

Isn’t it obvious that we have missed learning about care? This failure of education has turned most of us into people who are disrespectful to nature; people who enjoy themselves without caring much about others; people who see technology as a tool for the limitless accumulation of profit and don’t give a thought to what it means to be human.

What we see and experience in the world today is the result of education that has failed to nurture the very essence of humans – the quality that lies at the core of their interactions with their natural, social, and technological surroundings.

Today’s world is the result of an I-Don’t-Care (IDC) culture.

Ripples@Work is opposed to IDC culture. It puts individual learners with their individual tendencies at the center of the learning process. Through the mutually reinforcing feedback loops between the learner and their natural, social, and technological surroundings, they become aware of their own potential, get familiar with and learn to appreciate the surrounding world.  

 

 

 

To create a learning model that enables individual students to know themselves and use this knowledge to collaborate effectively, as well as compete successfully, in the volatile Information Age.

To create an online environment where the R@W model is used as
a foundation to every interested educational institution, school, family, student or group of students to compete in interest-oriented, self-designed, knowledge-acquiring environments aimed at making the world
a better place.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lena

The Ripples@Work model is designed by learning theorist Dr Lena Redman.

She gained her PhD in Education from Monash University, Melbourne, Australia. Prior to that, she worked as a high school teacher of Visual Communication, Design, and Multimedia.

The areas of her research interests include cognitive development, knowledge production in digital age and multimodal meaning-making.

Books by Lena Redman:
www.amazon.com/author/lenaredman

Five Hallmarks of the Ripples@Work Model

How You can Benefit from Ripples@Work

For students, R@W is an excellent opportunity to generate a portfolio of demonstrated academic knowledge and life skills, such as critical thinking, communication, collaboration and creativity to be used in your college/university or job applications.

R@W provides an opportunity for parents to formulate their own approaches to helping their children to realize their potential.

In the R@W trials, teachers investigate the approaches to engagement offered by the model and can either implement them in their classrooms or formulate their own, based on the experiments carried out in the trials.

By participating in the R@W trials, researchers gain access to the online R@W pedagogy materials and the forums where other researchers, parents, teachers and students express their opinions about innovative systems of learning.