“Learning, A Musical Note for A Vibrant City”: the case of Shanghai as a learning city


16 May 2014

A short video about the experience of Shanghai as a learning city has now been published on the multimedia page of the GNLC website. Entitled “Learning, A Musical Note for A Vibrant City”, this video presents the profound changes Shanghai has undertaken to promote lifelong learning and become a vibrant modern metropolis. This video clip was selected from a series of DVDs about the practices of building learning cities in China. The DVD series was produced by the municipal governments of seven learning cities in China, including Beijing, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Taiyuan, Changzhou, Zhuhai and Maanshan, with the guidance and support of the Chinese Society of Educational Development Strategy (CSEDS), to follow up the first International Conference on Learning Cities.

The DVD series was recently presented by CSEDS to the UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning (UIL) as a contribution to the Global Network of Learning Cities (GNLC) and to share Chinese cities’ practices in building learning cities with other stakeholders within the GNLC. In the video, the progress Shanghai has made as a learning city is introduced in five thematic sections: Enabling all citizens to have more opportunities for learning; enabling learning to penetrate every stage of one’s life; enabling learners to enjoy more learning platforms; enabling learning approaches to be more flexible; and integrating lifelong learning into the legal system. To watch this video, please go to the Multimedia Page of the GNLC website.