Our educational models are outdated, and we need a new approach to how we learn and also what we teach - only 10 years from now, we will be in big trouble if we do not take radical actions

Taking us all the way back to the streets of Agora and bringing philosophy back in its purest form, how it was initially intended: simplified and for the people. The leading business philosopher Anders Indset has set to tear apart our 250 year old education system in order to re-identify the core skills needed in the 21st century. A global initiative with the School of 21.

Made for Creationalism

Rediscovering the lost art of thinking, building storymakers, teaching how to simplify and improvise, how to expect the unexpected, how to cope with change and how to seek plausible explanations defines the core pillars of this new approach to academia.

Our challenges are not to outcompete robots and machines, but to focus on what the machines can not do. We need to practice and learn skills around our values and beliefs by tapping into our consciousness, our intuition and our sensory experiences. Together we are forming cultures of co-creation and participation, come up with new jobs and/or new models for what we today call work.

The SCHOOL OF 21 aims for a life-life balance creating leaders of change and curators of compassion by rescuing the treasures of the past, hidden in plain sight, written down by some of our greatest thinkers and creators and pairing this with a curiosity and understanding of the technology and scientific progress of tomorrow. By doing so, by applying practical philosophy, we can start to remove the bullshit in the business world and also come up with new models on how to teach our children skills required in the 21st century.

In the world’s first holistic mapping of leadership, management and execution with the philosophy taught all the way back in ancient Greece, the School of 21 will pave the path for a new kind of utopia build on life-long learning and a society where mensch & machine can co-exist and strive.

Back to the Agora

Anything we have created, what we call history, are models and stories we agree upon, things that exist only in our minds. By definition, this can theoretically be rebuilt in or through algorithms. For the first time in history, the authorities are not moving from people to people but from human beings into algorithms. What we must focus on, is what is to come, what we will create.

In this “new world”, we need new skills and for that we again gather and travel back to the streets of Agora to build and be inspired by what we at shapingwork like to call #creationalism. The search for plausible explanation is our journey, and, in the “new world”, we learn and teach how to expect the unexpected. Through dialogue, co-creation and cultures of participation, playfulness and simplification and by mastering the art of storytelling, we rediscover the lost art of thinking together and again learn how to improvise, how to create a future we want to live in.

Building on these simple and, at times, almost forgotten principles, Agora serves as an anchor point, not only as a basis for philosophical reasoning but a source of inspiration to build a new school for the 21st century, the SCHOOL OF 21. Furthermore, we build the basis of how organizations and executives can cope with their new challenges — permanent change.

Technology and the people. From the streets of Agora all the way to the 21st century. The core of ancient Greek philosophy paired with the best of leadership and management development, technology and science. A new holistic and interdisciplinary approach to shaping work, life and all the systems that we have. We are building tomorrow’s leaders created by and for the people.

Leaders of change and curators of compassion at every level.

SCHOOL OF 21 - Co-created by you

The SCHOOL OF 21 is based on the principle of permanent change and crowd intelligence. Everybody is welcome to bring in new aspects and thoughts on how the education of the future can look like. We do not have all the answers yet – and probably we will never have – but together we are working on the new model and system for the education that we need today and tomorrow.