I'd like to host the
Learning Marathon in London
Hi I'm Maya. I want to host a multidisciplinary peer group open to those within the learning ecosystem: educators, teachers, facilitators, learning designers. Help me launch by letting me know you're interested.
What's the Learning Marathon?
A 6 month learning accelerator where you grow yourself, together with a dozen peers, each tackling a different challenge.
With support from your host, you pool your ideas, skills, experience, perspectives and momentum to create a rich 'soil' that will fuel your growth. Together you take on the Path, 6 months of activities designed to maximise your collective potential.
Applications open in Autumn
Open night Autumn
Early bird deadline Autumn
Final application deadline pre Christmas
Kick Off weekend early 2020
Programme finishes summer 2020
The guideline we give is that you will need to be able to commit 5+ hours per week. Some weeks it will be more, other weeks it may be less. Some of this time will be spent in meetups and workshops, some of it will be self-initiated and spent working on your Learning Question.
The Learning Marathon has been designed to integrate alongside work, and many of our participants have had a full time job. If you're unsure, have a chat with your host.
Hi I'm Maya. I am a passionate educator, with experience designing and delivering learning experiences that focus on developing youth leadership.
I have a diverse background that spans humanitarian work, strategy development in social enterprises and maths teaching. At the heart of it all is a passion to understand human motivation and use that to maximise individual and group positive impact.
I enjoy opportunities to bring together a group of people for deep reflective conversation. This spurred me to start Tea with Strangers in London, an initiative that brought groups of strangers together to explore the key questions of life.
Through Enrol Yourself, I am keen to explore how we can best prepare the next generation to thrive in this fast paced world, and bring together like minded educators to explore, implement and reflect upon possible approaches.
What does the programme look like?
You can find much more detail about the Learning Marathon and how it works here.
Who is this for?
The Learning Marathon is for you if you want to do it. We aim to be as inclusive as possible and for that reason we welcome diversity on every spectrum. If you can answer yes to the following 4 questions, it's for you:
Is there a professional, personal or societal challenge you want to grow to meet?
Do you want to challenge traditional learning formats - and yourself - by joining a peer group?
Do you recognise the value of working toward more cooperative social patterns of behaviour?
Are you an adult human, ready to commit to an average of 5 hours per week over 6 months?
What do we look for in participants?
Genuine interest in learning with and from a group of peers. You'll have great listening skills and be able to work in collaboration.
A proactive spirit. You come with lots of ideas and creative energy to make them a reality.
We also welcome applications from pairs or collaborators working on the same goal or project.
How do you select the group?
Enrol Yourself is not about selecting those with the best credentials or interview skills. But we will be thinking about the range of skills and attributes that applicants bring, and we will look for complementary expertise and synergy between the Learning Questions. Our commitment is to connecting a group of peers who bring a diversity of viewpoints and who will effectively multiply each other's learning.
What's the application process like?
The application process is simple. You'll tell us a bit about yourself and make a short proposal for the project you'll work on via an application form. Your project will need to be titled by a Learning Question (see below). If you're shortlisted you will have an interview with your host over the phone.
Should I wait until the deadline to apply?
Ideally no. Your host will be review applications as they arrive. Apply by the early bird deadline for 10% off your fees.
What is a Learning Question?
Your Learning Question is like a thesis question - without the enormous essay. Every Learning Marathon participant identifies a professional, personal or societal challenge that they work on as a project. Your Learning Question is the title of your project and the starting point on your journey. Read more about the Learning Question and how to find one here.
What if I don't have a Learning Question?
Everyone has a Learning Question in there somewhere! Whilst some applicants come with an existing question or project they want to develop, others do not - and that is totally fine. What matters is finding a Question that can act as a starting point. Questions tend to evolve along the way - this is all part of the learning process, so there is no need to get too hung up on finding the perfect question.
We have several resources to help you:
Expressions of interest
You can help Maya launch her peer group by making an expression of interest and/or spreading the word. You'll be first to know when applications open. You can send any questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.