Changing School to Fit a Changing World
Even in educational utopia, leaders know the system needs to adapt to meet modern demands. Finland has announced that, beginning in August 2016, the country will abandon some of its subject-based schooling in favor of an interdisciplinary “phenomenon”-based approach.
How Libraries Help Families Encourage Learning Outside of School
Education equals schools—right or wrong? That deceptively simple question kicked off the Harvard Family Research Project (HFRP) web conference on October 15. “Creating a Conversation About Anywhere, Anytime Learning” was the second installment of HFRP Interact, a yearlong series that explores family engagement in the context of out-of-school learning.
Badging the “Soft” Skills
For 21st century learners, skills like patience and problem solving are proving just as critical as technical know-how.
With New Learning Labs, Teen Programming at Local Libraries Goes Digital
In Pittsburgh this summer teens can mix music, tinker with robots, and take courses in digital design. All at their local library.
Program Brings Tech Professionals Into Communities to Teach Digital Literacy
We sent a corps of local technologists into libraries and after-school spaces throughout the Pittsburgh region to teach digital literacy. Turns out the students aren’t the only ones who learned something.
Libraries Prove to be Adaptable and Vital in the Digital Age
In Pittsburgh and around the country, libraries are becoming “bustling community centers.”
Should Libraries Shush?
Many say no. The libraries of the digital age are becoming community learning spaces, adopting innovative methods to engage a new digital generation of learners.