Find out several alternative paths to education that are shaping the lives of students worldwide.
Roads Less Traveled: Alternative Approaches to Education
The world is changing fast. Yet around the globe, education systems largely still adhere to the century-old, industrial-age factory model. In the face of fake news, mass migration, rising inequality and digital disruption, vital skills such as media literacy, empathy, collaboration and creativity remain largely absent from school curriculums.
Fortunately, bold innovators are challenging the status quo, designing alternative models of education and fostering skills that are often overlooked, offering learners paths that were never available to them before. They are creating new norms; moving innovation from the margins to the mainstream. This summer break, we feature several of the alternative paths to education that are shaping the lives of students worldwide.
Community-Based Education: A Perspective From The Escuela Nueva Model
Ms Vicky Colbert
Founder and Director, Fundación Escuela Nueva
Forest Kindergarten is STEAM by Nature
Ms Erin Kenny
Co-founder and Director, Cedarsong Nature School
Playtime Can Bridge the Developmental Gap in Early Childhood
Ms Nisha Ligon
Co-Founder and CEO, Ubongo
Micro-Schools: The Future of Learning
Ms Lisa Betts-LaCroix
Co-Founder, Bay Area Gifted Homeschoolers