Kay McClenney highlights new evidence on high-impact educational practices in community colleges, and says the secret to student success is not a secret.
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Explorations in Experiential Education for the Global Village
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• Experiential education and service-learning
• The cultures of learning communities, and how to transform them
• Holistic educational philosophy: wisdom about learning and learning about wisdom
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• Synergies between centers of learning and the local and global communities
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After an unprecedented four-and-a-half-month monsoon, the Dharmalaya Institute in the Indian Himalayas is reopening its brand-new (and still-to-be-varnished) doors to volunteers, students, and interns, with a series of volunteer, service-learning, and retreat programs spanning the next eight months.
The Steve JobsSchools in the Netherlands offer one possible vision for schools that embrace technology at their core.
The Dharmalaya Institute, in partnership with venerated earthen architect Didi Contractor, is launching the Internship in Vernacular Eco-Architecture. The internship is a formal, academically-supervised service-learning program designed to provide architects (and students of architecture) with both practical experience and deeper theoretical knowledge in the arts and practices of sustainable building.
After a marathon rush of construction activity through the winter, the Dharmalaya Institute held the first programs in the new (and still-unfinished) main building of its Himalayan eco-campus for sustainable and compassionate living. Over thirty participants from ten countries made the journey to the mountain village of Bir for the occasion…
“A Matter of Degrees” is the first in a series of reports detailing thirteen promising practices that US community colleges can use to increase student engagement and completion rates.
Visionary educator Arnie Langberg shares stories from two of his public alternative schools: Mountain Open High School in Evergreen, CO, and High School Redirection in Denver…
Standardized testing isn’t the only dinosaur sucking air out of the room: The system of grades/marks is another inadequate method of measuring student learning that needs to be replaced with more effective and empowering systems.
Visionary educator Arnie Langberg examines the awkwardness of U.S. middle schools and the need for them to mature.
When we left you with the season finale cliffhanger last June, we had just bundled up our baby building with prayers that she’d survive the monsoon rains without a roof….