Education, Curiosity, and Happiness
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Education, Curiosity, and Happiness
What roles can curiosity and happiness play in learning?
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Looking beyond the sandstone: universities reinvent campuses to bring together town and gown

Looking beyond the sandstone: universities reinvent campuses to bring together town and gown | Education, Curiosity, and Happiness | Scoop.it
European ideas of the campus as a place apart shaped Australia's "sandstone" universities. Now universities are adopting urban regeneration strategies, bringing the city to the campus and vice versa.

Via Peter Mellow
Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's insight:
Arizona State has developed an approach that calls for it and how they teach to reflect the local community. For example, they have worked at having a proportionate reflection of students of colour, students living in poverty, and other demographic considerations in their enrolment numbers.

This idea is a gradual (slow) move towards reflecting the roles of post-secondary schools in a society.
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A Town Helps Transform Its School

A Town Helps Transform Its School | Education, Curiosity, and Happiness | Scoop.it
A low-performing rural school in New Hampshire reached out to the local community for help turning things around.
Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's insight:
The more teachers and administrators communicate with their local communities the more they understand what is needed to make school successful for students. This is not about an economic agenda, but is about relating to other human beings in meaningful ways
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