Thursday, September 29, 2011

Motivating teenage students with studio schools

The studio school aims to address these two key areas:

  1. Bored teenagers dropping out, no job, no hope, no line of sight.
  2. Annoyed employers complaining about poor employ-ability.

In the studio school, work and learning are integrated.  80% of the curriculum is delivered through real life, practical projects.

The point of the studio school is that many teenagers learn best by doing things, working in teams, and doing things for real.

The results; the students love the system, and, perhaps more importantly for the sake of accountability, the students moved into the top quartile for national exam results.

To find out more about studio schools, check out this Ted presentation.

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