The New Era of Learning
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The New Era of Learning
The direction in which learning is going: personalized, self-directed, grounded in the real world, and blurring the lines between age groups, teachers/students, formal/informal, etc. It taps into people's instincts and desires for play, creativity and meaning. I'm hoping to eventually incorporate this content into a robust web site that will serve as a compendium on this topic.
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Can Self-Directed Learning Work for Underprivileged Children?

Can Self-Directed Learning Work for Underprivileged Children? | The New Era of Learning | Scoop.it
Student-centered learning has largely been the domain of middle class families. David Gribble found that less privileged children can thrive in these environments as well.
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Can Schools Cultivate a Student’s Ability to Think Differently?

In order to develop creative individuals, children need environments that nurture their interests. Between standards and testing, how much of that are they getting at school?
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My latest article: an interview with author and professor Yong Zhao about how to develop the "entrepreneurial mindset" that will be essential in the future. He says we need a new education paradigm that blends the essential elements of democratic schools and certain types of project-based learning programs.

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What Does the Next-Generation School Library Look Like?

What Does the Next-Generation School Library Look Like? | The New Era of Learning | Scoop.it
A school library blossoms from a quiet reading and research space to a full-scale "Learning Commons."
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(This is one of my articles. Someone described this new "learning commons" as a "Starbucks on steroids," which seems rather apt.)

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Agile in Education: Micro-schools — Future of School — Medium

Agile in Education: Micro-schools — Future of School — Medium | The New Era of Learning | Scoop.it
What the future of school might look like — as long as we don’t treat it like a silver bullet ☺
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Students Design for Education

Students Design for Education | The New Era of Learning | Scoop.it
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A group of 24 students in Rhode Island will design a school according to their needs, and then it will be built.

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Is the American School System Damaging Our Kids? | Reader's Digest

Is the American School System Damaging Our Kids? | Reader's Digest | The New Era of Learning | Scoop.it
Education has become an American institution—of the worst kind.
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Lays out the case for self-directed learning over the standard teach-and-test method.

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Standards: Why Realizing the Full Promise of Education Requires a Fresh Approach

Standards: Why Realizing the Full Promise of Education Requires a Fresh Approach | The New Era of Learning | Scoop.it
Yong Zhao takes a critical eye to standards and the purposes they serve.
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My latest article is an interview with Yong Zhao about standards and curriculum, and re-imagining the entire structure of education in order to better support children's learning needs.

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This Is What a Student-Designed School Looks Like

This Is What a Student-Designed School Looks Like | The New Era of Learning | Scoop.it
The Independent Project is a result of a high school student's mission to create a school where students would feel fully engaged, have an opportunity to develop expertise in something, and learn how to learn.
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The Return Of The One-Room Schoolhouse

The Return Of The One-Room Schoolhouse | The New Era of Learning | Scoop.it
"Hyper-local micro-schools" bring the tiny school into the digital age.
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"Twilight of the Lecture" | Harvard Magazine

"Twilight of the Lecture" | Harvard Magazine | The New Era of Learning | Scoop.it

The trend toward “active learning” may overthrow the style of teaching that has ruled universities for 600 years.

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Rebellion (and why it's almost absent at democratic schools)

Rebellion (and why it's almost absent at democratic schools) | The New Era of Learning | Scoop.it
This week's post was written by Isabella O’Connell, who is currently a student at SVS. When I went to traditional high school, the place reeked of rebellion. Contempt for the establishment was a ba...
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