At CIE, we aspire to lead with learning: we hold the center on systems for learning as core mission and we approach all of our work with a learning orientation. We base all decisions about what we do in three broad areas of inquiry:
What are our learning goals for young people? What is the new True North?
What conditions will enable that future? For students? For educators? For policymakers?
How do we help learning communities make the transition from systems of schooling to systems for learning?
As we approach any project, we pose key questions, we develop ideas and hypotheses about possible solutions that bridge policy and practice, and we look for opportunities to test those with the field in a limited fashion through a process of collecting and examining evidence, reflecting on what we are learning, and finding opportunities to transfer that learning to more sites, additional partners and different contexts.