Connecting Learning to Careers

By Hamutal Bernstein
July 15, 2016

In this article, Hamutal Bernstein, research associate at the Urban Institute, explores the many ways that Connected Learning is a personalized approach to learning that is beneficial to students in today’s classrooms. Young people are living their lives in densely connected, media-saturated contexts, connecting to peers through social media. Connected Learning aims to harness this environment to help young people explore their passions and, along the way, achieve stronger academic outcomes and fulfilling careers. In this model, which emerged from years of investment in digital media and learning by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, young people control their own learning. They receive the tools and the peer and adult supports they need to set their own goals and gain skills and knowledge through hands-on learning opportunities.

Source Organization: Urban Institute 

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