HELPING YOU CREATE CHANGE
The UnSchool is built around supporting learning for creating positive impactful change. All of the courses are centered around supporting your knowledge development in the thinking and doing tools needed to make change.
TAKE YOUR TIME
Each class is jam-packed with knowledge sharing via our videos, written content, and bonus curated reading/watching material. Classes have a minimum access of 90 days, up to 365 days, so you can take your time in learning.
Our content is built on solid expertise with many complex ideas synthesized into digestible formats that allow you to rapidly uptake the content needed to advance your changemaking career.
WE KNOW THERE ARE MANY POSITIVE WAYS OF ENGAGING WITH THE WORLD AROUND US.
Many people simply lack the right thinking and doing tools to support the development of their agency and the expansion of their sphere of influence in order to activate their creative desires to help design a world that works better for all of us.
THAT'S WHAT THE UNSCHOOL IS HERE TO HELP MAKE HAPPEN.
We have designed and curated digital learning experiences, plus created activating toolkits that support you in developing the skills you need to help change the world.
Key concepts explored in all our courses, handbooks, and toolkits:
Positively disrupting the status quo by design
Expanding your sphere of influence
Activating your agency
Sustainability and life cycle thinking
Divergent research approaches
Systems thinking and mapping tools
Leverage points and how to intervene in a system
Getting shit done
Rapid, iterative, and effective ideation
“This course re-affirmed what I believed in and also gave me SO MANY insights into how can I go about changing things around me. ”
“This course re-affirmed what I believed in and also gave me SO MANY insights into how can I go about changing things around me. ”→Read Less
“I'm someone who has a bit of experience in systems thinking but who needed to pull it together in my mind. I found this short course (which I did over a weekend with plenty of breaks) coherent and informative. Only things to have made it better w...”→Read More
“I'm someone who has a bit of experience in systems thinking but who needed to pull it together in my mind. I found this short course (which I did over a weekend with plenty of breaks) coherent and informative. Only things to have made it better would have been some worked examples in the additional resources section.”→Read Less
“Circular economy, as a new concept, it's hard to explain, even when it comes so natural as it's inspired by nature, changing paradigms implies efforts to share knowledge this is an excellent start guide, thank you for sharing.”
“Circular economy, as a new concept, it's hard to explain, even when it comes so natural as it's inspired by nature, changing paradigms implies efforts to share knowledge this is an excellent start guide, thank you for sharing.”→Read Less
“I recommend this introduction because it allows you to better understand the entire process and how the material and classes work, and also which module (core course number) are most important for your current job, and that worth buying.”
“I recommend this introduction because it allows you to better understand the entire process and how the material and classes work, and also which module (core course number) are most important for your current job, and that worth buying.”→Read Less
The Full Disruptive Design Methodology Masterclass | The Entire Knowledge Bundle
Toolkit | FREE Post Disposable Activation Kit
Introduction to The Disruptive Design Method
Gamification and Game Theory
Cognitive Science and Biases
Language Influence & Effect
Ethics & Empathy
Ideation & Prototyping
Sustainable Design & Production
Project Amplification & Activation
“The masterclass was wonderful. It provided me with a set of useful tools I can utilize to effect change in my workplace and profession and also led me to be more observant of how design affects our everyday lives. I have also become more cognizant about how much impact simple actions have on the entire system. I highly recommend the course.”
“The UnSchool has had a profound effect on me, not only by redefining the way in which I view the world but also by altering my reflection upon past experiences. Throughout the fellowship I felt continuously stretched and challenged, but then ultimately transformed both personally and professionally. It has been the catalyst to inspire change in ourselves before we set out to change our worlds.”
“I never truly understood the power of gamification before going to UnSchool, but now I see that it can underpin all the elements required for social change to happen. I am hungry to learn more and put it into action.”
The UnSchool was founded, designed, and developed by sustainability provocateur, sociologist, and award-winning designer, Dr. Leyla Acaroglu.
Leyla created the Disruptive Design Method as a holistic approach to understanding and intervening in complex systems to help solve some of the big messy problems we all face.
Named Champion of the Earth by the UNEP in 2016, her mainstage TED Talk has over 1 million views, and she is internationally known for her highly engaging and creatively provocative ideas around how to design the world so it works better for all of us.
All the content in the UnSchool online has been developed and curated by Leyla and her team of disruptive education and experience designers to support more people making more positive change in the world.
SMALL COHORTS. UNIQUE GLOBAL LOCATIONS. AMAZING MENTORS. CURATED NETWORKS. MIND-CHANGING ACTIVATIONS. REAL WORLD CHALLENGES. INCREDIBLE ADVENTURES.
Popping up all around the world, our face-to-face Fellowship program offers unique and intense learning experiences.
If you join us as a fellow, you'll embark on a series of unforgettable adventures with a group of like-minded, whip-smart people.
Top that off with excellent cerebral stimulation and the discovery of game-changing skills for active participation and social change making.
AND, of course, you'll get to meet and hang out with amazing mentors from a variety of fields as they share their secrets to success.
Yep, that's what happens at the UnSchool Fellowship, and it's as amazing as it sounds! Check the UnSchool website for the next location and opportunity to apply.
See what happened at our San Francisco fellowship below.