Nested Networks and Communities as Ecosystems of Social Learning: Life-long, Life-wide and Life-deep
As an Engaged Faculty Fellow, Annalisa Raymer is advancing three community-engaged scholarship projects. First, she plans to write and publish articles based on recent conference papers. Second, with other members of an Action Research Working Group, she is preparing a submission for an open-access journal that will address how to reach a sustainable and healthy economic and social recovery after the COVID-19 pandemic. Lastly, she is making progress on a developmental evaluation on lifelong learning and Learning Cities and creating an open source collective history of the movement.
Annalisa Raymer is designing a new community-based global learning course that will be part of Cornell’s new Global Development department and major. The course, Local Solutions to Global Issues: Networks of Learning Cities and the Sustainable Development Goals, will connect students with communities from upstate New York to around the world through networks of localities dedicated to advancing lifelong learning as policy and practice for human thriving, social justice and sustainable development. Cornell students will become equipped to play active roles in networks of learning cities, which mobilize resources in every sector to promote inclusive learning from basic to higher education; revitalize learning in families and communities; facilitate learning for and in the workplace; extend the use of learning technologies; enhance quality and excellence in learning; and foster a culture of learning throughout life.