The cooperative principle in education reform

Recently our colleagues at KnowledgeWorks published Forecast 5.0: Navigating the Future of Learning. This body of work contains a series of provocations about the future of learning that have led me to reflect on the application of the cooperative principle to education reform, beginning in the earliest years of life and continuing through post-secondary education.

According to the International Cooperative Alliance, cooperatives are “people-centred enterprises owned, controlled and run by and for their members to realize their common economic, social, and cultural needs and aspiration.”

Hilary Rikard