(MENAFN- QNA) The second residential session for the 2014-15 WISE Learners' Voice Program, which kicked off on June 1 in Madrid will conclude on Friday.
Part of a year-long executive education program, the session engages a group of 33 learners, including a number of Qataris, in a series of dynamic workshops on social entrepreneurship and disruptive thinking led by faculty from Babson College in Boston, and the Madrid-based Studio Banana. The WISE Learners' Voice Program is supported by Banco Santander, through Santander Universities, whose headquarters is in Madrid. The first residential session in the 2014-15 WISE Learners' Voice Program took place earlier this year in Doha.
In a key component of the program, the learners form teams to conceive and design grass-roots projects that address critical education challenges. The students collaborate with the Learners' Voice team and visiting faculty to support the development of their projects. This year, the projects address challenges as diverse as accessibility and special needs education to character-building and mobile learning methods.
The program brings the perspectives of young people to the challenge of rethinking education, and equips them to take on leading roles in their fields and in the world of education. The initiative is based on the idea that when learners are co-creators of their learning environments, they become active participants invested as stakeholders in the progress of their communities. The program focuses on building their knowledge of education and social entrepreneurship, as well as their leadership and communication skills. Selected projects will be presented at the 2015 WISE Summit, which will be held in November in Qatar.
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