Is School Enough?
Examine a new frontier that could reshape education — the importance of breaking out of the classroom and connecting students to the wider world. This approach encourages young people to learn from what they care about most. As one expert puts it, school should not just be preparation for life — but “life itself.” Featuring some of the nation’s most forward-thinking educators, the program chronicles powerful stories that show that young people, when given the opportunity to participate in solving real problems and pursuing projects important to them, will excel. This new educational approach is to encourage students and schools to go beyond the classroom in order to help young people learn from what they care about most and try to make an authentic difference in the world. As one expert puts it: There's a new understanding that school should not just be preparation for life - but "life itself." Brown documents vivid examples of where this new philosophy is flourishing Students in Maine work with veterinary and ecology experts and digital apps to prepare a new home for a retired circus elephant. Young people worldwide use the online Harry Potter Alliance to launch meaningful social justice initiatives. A brilliant but bored teen crafts her own educational experience based on her passion for natural healing and yoga. A young man in Oakland produces state-of-the-art music videos to engage his community-and himself. Featuring some of the nation's most forward-thinking educators, Brown chronicles powerful stories, demonstrating how when you give young people the opportunity to participate in solving real problems and pursuing projects that are important to them, they will excel.
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