Monday, March 10, 2014

Studio School - an interesting concept

The Studio School is a new concept in education, which seeks to address the growing gap between the skills and knowledge that young people require to succeed, and those that the current education system provides. Studio Schools pioneer a bold new approach to learning which includes teaching through enterprise projects and real work. This approach ensures students' learning in is rooted in the real world and helps them to develop the skills they need to flourish in life. They are government-funded state schools for 14-19 year olds of all abilities.
Some kids learn by listening; others learn by doing. In this TED talk, Geoff Mulgan gives a short introduction to the Studio School, where small teams of kids learn by working on projects that are, as Mulgan puts it, "for real." Geoff Mulgan is director of the Young Foundation, a center for social innovation, social enterprise and public policy that pioneers ideas in fields such as aging, education and poverty reduction. Geoff Mulgan has held various roles in the UK government including director of the Government's Strategy Unit and head of policy in the Prime Minister's office, and he was the founder of the think-tank Demos.

Creative & Media Studio School - NLC Media from Studio Schools Trust on Vimeo.

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