What If?: July Recap

What If July 2021

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Another month of What If? questions has passed. This month we were really interested in framing the learner experience — asking about portable records, reframing learning, what happens when a learner graduates and more. We loved the answers we saw, but would like to hear from even more of you!

Here are a few of the questions we asked over the last month:

What if alumni networks were lifelong learning networks?

What if learners had a record of the factors that motivated them to learn?

This question was inspired by our recent 20 Invention Opportunites in Learning and Development Report and you can read a blog on the subject here.

What if all learning was framed as social and emotional?

This question was provided by our friends at Socrates – Head of School in their distillation of All Learning is Social and Emotional.

What if every high school graduate had already experienced success in work?

We also got some “What if?” questions from some of our friends! One of favorites is below:

 Thanks for following along with these questions! Please let us know which ones stuck out to you and which ones you’re still thinking about AND be sure to sign up for the newsletter so you can catch all the questions.

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Getting Smart Staff

The Getting Smart Staff believes in learning out loud and always being an advocate for things that we are excited about. As a result, we write a lot. Do you have a story we should cover? Email [email protected]

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