The Learning Passport Platform serves local, contextualized content, like national curriculum, as well as supplementary content, such as digital skills, to improve learning outcomes. We are currently collating a library of Open Educational Resources (OERs) to offer a variety of supplementary curriculum, with a mapping facility via the curriculum framework.
Every user has a personalized record of their learning history, that is unique to the them, and can be taken across physical and digital borders subject to context.
1. A MODEL: The Learning Passport is an 'education model' for primary education, tailored to the need of children who are either out of school, or in need of support to ensure the education they are receiving is of sufficient quality. There are two components to the model:
A Curriculum Framework component comprised of three core subjects (Math, Science and Literacy) and a Social and Emotional Learning program design
A Resource component (which includes curated teaching and learning materials, and guidance on adaptation and use)
2. A PLATFORM: The Learning Passport has been developed with a unique suite of online and offline functionalities and abilities. The platform, powered by Microsoft, will prioritize deployment in places with intermittent or no internet connectivity – often locations that children find themselves unable to access formal education systems.
Who determines the curricula of countries adopting the Learning Passport?
UNICEF’s in-country team, working alongside local governments will ensure the appropriate national curriculum is included on the Learning Passport. The Learning Passport does not contain a universal curriculum: the curriculum framework is global in nature, and focuses on mapping local curriculum and content in a globally comparable and systematic way, but this is quite different than a universal curriculum. Utilizing this framework from Cambridge, the Learning Passport program is collating a library of supplemental global educational resources that can be mapped to and augment local curriculum to improve learning outcomes for users. It is as such a platform to deliver local and contextualized content, with supplemental global resources.
Is the curricula provided in national languages?
The aim is to make the Learning Passport accessible to all vulnerable children. As an education model the Learning Passport utilizes locally developed content, with supplemental curated global content, available in a number of languages. The Learning Passport can be deployed in a number of national languages, and supports a country’s national language of instruction.
What are some ways the Learning Passport can be leveraged for learners and educators ?
Offering simple and easy ways to learn and achieve goals
Engaging interfaces that make learning fun
Developing skills with tailor-made training programs
Tracking progress and measure outcomes with visual analytics in one place
Creating a custom training experience using the learner’s preferred device and language on
Read the following reports to find out more about the Learning Passport: