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The case for liberal arts education - CNBC

The case for liberal arts education - CNBC | PYP | Scoop.it
Liberal arts majors have gotten the reputation of being unemployable, but new research paints a rosier picture.

Via Mark E. Deschaine, PhD
Jessica Cross's insight:

Emphasizes importance of receiving an education and understanding of all subjects (thematic learning?) and the benefits of developing an education this way. Learner profile: Being knowledgeable

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Sam Pilgrim's curator insight, November 10, 2014 4:37 PM

This just shows that doing well in English, or at least a grasp of the concepts, is useful in 21st century skills.

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Top Picks for Connecting the Classroom and Real World

Top Picks for Connecting the Classroom and Real World | PYP | Scoop.it
It’s a no-brainer that students are more engaged in learning when real-world problems and scenarios support what they’re doing. When students see the connection between what’s inside and what’s outside their classroom, they see that there’s more at stake in learning...

Via Dr. Susan Bainbridge
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Mei Lin Fung's curator insight, November 8, 2014 3:54 PM

We are wired to connect what we are doing and where we are to other things we know. It is a survival thing - this means that real world learning has an easier time embedding in our brain and is connected to more parts of our brain - so will stay longer. Learning is easier when it comes "stamped' in time and space and context and relevance.

Kathy Lynch's curator insight, November 9, 2014 3:11 PM

Thx Dr. Susan Bainbridge

Michael Millard's curator insight, November 11, 2014 3:04 AM

Intressanta platser, appar och sidor, som kan ge nya perspektiv.