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Juliette LaMontagne

Founder & Managing Director, Breaker


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What are the advantages/disadvantages of learning models that exist outside of traditional educational institutions?

With the growing number of alternative learning pathways and opportunities to better serve the needs of individual students, what's working best? And what can we learn from the failures and tensions? Where and how have the models in the margins effectively disrupted the status quo?

I'll add to the conversation my current initiative, Breaker - driving alternative learning and social innovation by mobilizing interdisciplinary teams of young creative collaborators to design product solutions to global challenges.

This Live Conversation will start on Feb. 15, 2012, 1:00pm EST/ 10:00am PST


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  • Feb 15 2012: Schools cannot function without parents participating in the education process at home. I don't think parents can rely on a system or teacher to educate their child. It is "in addition to". The general expecation seems to be that you send your child to be educated and yourparticipation is limited. On theother hand, there is so much money wrapped up in education, I don't think participation outside of the normisterribly encouraged.

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