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NICHOLAS commented on Mini-Classroom Containers

Great idea Peter Bjorklund -- love the possibility of dropping a few of these on each continent and tracking their footprint as they go mobile. This would indeed be a game-changing idea. In terms of teaching and learning I would propose opening students up to understanding that learning can take place in any setting (including that of a mobile container) and that as students their job is to identify learning opportunities and experiences that are already all around them. This is one of our many goals with the Authentic Learning Lab - I'd be happy to discuss further if you are interested.


NICHOLAS commented on Humaversity

Sounds great @NinaNayana - I agree with your assessment of the rigidity of schools on conformity. At Authentic Learning Lab we aim to utilize virtual mentors and coaches to assist students in developing their ikigai, and develop projects that link their passions to the real world. You say that Humanversity is an educational system, how do you see it being shared or distributed? There may be synergy here for out two projects. Have you developed the curriculum or goals for this new system?


NICHOLAS commented on Authentic Learning Lab

Thanks Darry Strickland , great point regarding outside mentors. We dub these external assistants "technical experts" or "knowledge brokers" and they are essential to every project. In order to get our learners working in their local and global communities these contacts are essential. A-Lab learners are coached on how to develop their network and link these experts to specific projects, career paths, and personal interests.