E5: Rethinking Education: the Jungle School

by Auzora Pratopo, Guilherme Machado, Jazmin Cevallos, Michiel Brantjes, Raina Nadila


In “Rethinking Education: the Jungle School”, we shed light on the theme of alternative education, which is related to the Sustainable Development Goal number 4, Quality Education. For this purpose, we interviewed the Indonesian activist Butet Manurung, founder of the Sokola Institute, which is an initiative promoting contextual education for indigenous people in the Indonesian jungle. We invite you to listen to this podcast to expand your knowledge about how education could be implemented.



Credits and references

Relevant weblinks:

Academic sources:

  • Apple, M. W., Au, W., & Gandin, L. A. (2009). Mapping Critical Education. In Routledge International Handbooks of Education. The Routledge International Handbook of Critical Education. Taylor & Francis
  • McGregor, Glenda, and Martin Mills. “Alternative education sites and marginalised young people:‘I wish there were more schools like this one’.” International Journal of Inclusive Education 16.8 (2012): 843-862


  • Butet Manurung (founder of the Sokola Institute)
  • Anonymous students interviewed in the streets of Leuven

Background song: Corporate Loop 3 – Plastic3 (https://prosearch.tribeofnoise.com/artists/show/24919/10621)

Background sound effect: “Audience clapping – Sound effect” (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gyu82WG_edM)