One dynamic way to help schools move into “21st century” education – full of project-based learning, design thinking, and integrated studies – would be to partner secondary-school students with local architects, city planners and developers, new urbanists, sustainability scientists, etc.
In this 52nd post, what if we moved from a scholastic house of cards…to education that blurred more boundaries between school and real life?!
Thanks to my PLN (personal learning network), I have been exposed to a few more profound thinkers and resources concerning school as ecosystem, learning-spaces evolution, etc.
[View the story “Evolution of learning space…from 3D to 4D” on Storify]
Another great, related resource: Matthias Hollwich’s talk at TEDxAtlanta RE:Purpose, January 26, 2010 (this is when I first began to ask, “What if we could partner Synergy students with people like Matthias, working on future-city projects?”)
And another great, related resource: Announcing the 2012 TED Prize Winner – The City 2.0
Yet another great, related resource: Grant Lichtman’s blog, The Learning Pond
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Work With Local Non-Profits Enhances Students’ Classroom Experience: http://yalecollege.yale.edu/content/work-local-non-profits-enhances-students%E2%80%99-classroom-experience via Laurie Jeffay. Thanks, Laurie.