In-School Learning vs. In-World Learning

Articles

This article provides the theory on how real world experiences provide a deeper understanding of the content. "By the end of the course, students are better at putting aside intuitive thinking and really analyzing problems," says Cerbin. "They leave with a deeper understanding." 

"Community engagement pedagogies, often called “service learning,” are ones that combine learning goals and community service in ways that can enhance both student growth and the common good.  In the words of the National Service Learning Clearinghouse, it is “a teaching and learning strategy that integrates meaningful community service with instruction and reflection to enrich the learning experience, teach civic responsibility, and strengthen communities.”

Article describes how to move from the scarcity mindset to one of abundance with education opportunities for students.  

Provides online collaborative spaces, global network and spaces for teachers and students to share and collaborate around the world.  Established in 2011 by a group of educators to enable educators a platform for global collaboration.  This blog provides resources and project information to expand the walls of the classroom.

Book

Will Richardson looks at traditional education and how schools can adjust to bring in more real world learning.

This book teaches readers how to create global learning that connects the school and classroom to different ways of learning.  Written by students, this book is a demonstration of authentic learning beyond the classroom walls.

Projects, strategies and skills to shift classrooms into global education centers. "The purpose of this book is to help schools prepare students for an increasingly flat world."

 

Video

Eighteen minute video by Will Richardson about how technology will provide opportunities to change school structures. This complements the book "Why School" by Will Richardson.