What is NXplorers?

NXplorers is an innovative educational program developed by Shaping Learning for Shell. It introduces young minds to the complex and creative thinking skills for them to become positive agents of change.

NXplorers uses a unique combination of three methodologies:

Integrating these approaches into one programme creates a new way of looking at global complexities, and shows young people how to approach the complex challenges the world faces, now and in the future.

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    Systems thinking

    A framework for seeing the bigger picture rather than isolated fragments.

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    Scenario planning

    Asks 'what if' questions to explore alternative views of the future and create plausible stories around them.

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    Theory of change

    A methodology of thinking that imagines how and why a certain change is expected to happen.

Why use NXplorers?

The programme asks young people: “What problem do you want to solve?” and equips them to create solutions for their vision of the future. Through the programme duration, NXplorers creates deep and lasting impact by helping young people to develop their STEM habits of mind such as systems thinking, problem finding and scenario planning.

How NXplorers Works

There are three stages to the NXplorers programme – Explore, Create and Change – with tools and resources each.

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    • What are the issues?
    • What’s causing the issues?
    • How can we dig deeper into the issues?
  • Create


    • What would happen if nothing changed?
    • What actions could bring about change?
    • What is our preferred future?
  • Change


    • What action can lead to our preferred future?

To find out more, visit the Shell NXplorers website

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