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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?
Classmates for life + graduation at any level would never be the end of anything; rather, it would be the formal welcome into the learning network celebrating one’s readiness not only to learn, but also to now teach one’s peers…#GSWhatIf https://t.co/vApsZAjsNa
— Dr. Patricia L. Hanna (@profe_hanna) June 22, 2021
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?
If every high school grad had already experienced success in work, they would realize their strengths & interests, how relevant education is or could be moving forward, the importance of lifelong learning & more opportunities for the present & planning for the future. #GSWhatIf
— Dr. Patricia Griffin ❤️🧠💡 #HEARTMINDZONE (@Drgriffin216) July 7, 2021
— Gloriann Heikes (@MrsHeikes) July 7, 2021
We also got some “What if?” questions from some of our friends! One of favorites is below:
— Carrie Pratt (Mathes), Ed.D., CETL (@CarriePrattEdD1) June 9, 2021
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