Award-Winning Student Film on US-Mexico Border Issues: Learning Beyond Classroom Walls

One of the hallmarks of deeper learning, and certainly one of the drivers of education in the future, will be a breaching of the walls between “school” and “world”.  Another is demonstration of understanding based on something more authentic than an essay or a test.

Yesterday I saw work done by two ex-colleagues at Francis Parker School in San Diego, and the students of their Social Justice classes.  Opportunities for this kind of learning, which encompasses so much of what we call “21st Century” or “deeper” are everywhere, if  we are just willing to create the time for our students and teachers to find them.

 

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