Do you know
what you want in life?


We invite the next 25 teenage learners to participate in a highly personal learning adventure. They will join our current cohort on a journey to explore new interests, strengths and connections to the world. They will learn skills to prepare for a rapidly changing future through real-life challenges, engagement with expert mentors, and co-created learning experiences. It is a full-time learning program from January 8, 2018 to June 28, 2019.

The Barcelona Learning Innovation Community (BLIC) is a ground-breaking space that offers new learning methodologies, creative environments and innovative technologies to provide young people with a learning model that meets their needs and aspirations.

Contact us now - 687 576 298 - to schedule a personalized tour and visit. Join us on a lifelong learning journey where young people take charge of their future!

  • based in
  • starts
    september 2018
  • language
  • self-discovery
  • real-life
  • expert mentors
  • safe space for
  • co-created
  • leadership
  • creative
  • innovatives
  • communication


The Program

Learners will typically experience four different activities most days:

10:00Socio-emotional workshops - Learning occurs best when the learner experiences a positive and functional relational environment. Each day starts with a focus on self-awareness, personal growth and group cohesion.
10:40Core Skills - Learners need to understand and apply their understanding of core concepts relevant to their topics. This is especially so in literacy and numeracy. A session is created each day to enable learners to acquire, strengthen or 'fill in any gaps' of their core skills.
12:30Genius Hour - Builds the skills relevant to a learner’s passion project. Learners can organize to develop their skills via attending scheduled workshops or work by themselves following a co-created learning plan.
13:30Lunch + MovementVolunteer or SupportLunch + Movement
14:45Quest Time - Transdisciplinary projects with an overarching theme. Learners co-create projects in small groups within the larger frame of the quest using their project management skills. A Quest needs to meet established checkpoints as it progresses.Volunteer or SupportQuest Time
17:00Day Closure

The final output for learning will always have a creative component, as the learning programs at BLIC aim to strengthen everyone’s creative capacity.

Competency development

The program focuses on the development of six competencies:

  • 1
    Collaboration & Citizenship
  • 2
  • 3
    Higher Order Thinking
  • 4
  • 5
    Life Management
  • 6
    Leadership & Entrepreneurship

Our learners co-create a personal learning plan in accord with their needs and wants. Every week we visit a variety of workplaces, professionals, and organizations so that our youth team is exposed to many possible opportunities and paths. All learners finish the program with a portfolio that showcases the competencies, skills and projects in which they have worked.

Learning Outcomes

  • Project Management
  • Design Thinking
  • Product Design & Creation
  • Rapid Prototyping
  • Creative Output
  • Team Formation & Management
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Maker Hardware & Software
  • Learning Portfolio

Stephen Harris

Co-founder & director of learning innovation

"If, as educators, we are not prepared to initiate significant transformation now in order to best meet current known contexts, then we have already failed the next generation and those to come."

Devin Carberry

Program Manager

"I think about how lost I was at their age. I didn’t know myself, I didn’t have any guidance, and I was angry that I was forced to spend all day in a place where I felt my learning and creativity were stifled and where I was not valued. My life changed when a teacher finally reached out to me and became my mentor. What I think we can offer to youth is someone who understands them, someone whom they can trust, and someone who wants to support their holistic growth and guide them as they work towards understanding themselves and their place in the world."

Sam Lardner

Director Barcelona Learning Innovation center

"Our Dream School is the remarkable product of extensive research, inspired professional networking and relentless pursuit of best practices from leading learning organizations and educational experiences worldwide. Barcelona Learning Innovation Community is the epicenter of all this: the proving ground of a new paradigm that empowers young people who are at the center of their learning journey. I cannot think of a more exciting community to be a part of right now!"

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