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Paul Discussion started by Paul 7 years ago
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While Sarah Stein Greenberg's work at WIRED by Design is primarily focused on the higher education sector, there are many interesting dimensions that are relevant to our attempts at re-imagining learning and how we may validate it. This talk is well worth a look
https://thescene.com/watch/wired/wxd-radical-ideas-for-reinventing-college-from-stanford-s-d-school

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Randolph
Randolph Agree with every word. Guess you refer to the last five minutes of the presentation, when she suggests to encourage students to declare missions, rather than majors. Indeed, this would allow for a completely different perspective on learning and its validation. 7 years ago
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Ciprian
Ciprian I also agree, but there are two perspectives of the story: the barriers described by Sarah are mainly focused on provision of (higher education) services and there is so much to discuss on the barriers related to the demand for these services... 7 years ago
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Paul
Paul True indeed Ciprian. A recently completed project profiled here (www.discuss-community.eu/validation-of-informal-le…) attempted to examine both of these barriers (supply and demand if you like) from the learner perspective. When talking to us about competences and how they may be validated, learners across all 6 countries articulated a growing frustration that they were not being encouraged or facilitated to think outside of a very top-down formal set of criteria, affecting their decision-making about where they intended to go next. Loading content, please wait. 7 years ago
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