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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: My other question is wondering if catering to an easier path to learning teaches passivity? I'm not saying to ignore different people's strengths and weaknesses, but I question something like gaming being really effective instead of just encouraging passivity. Part of being successful in life is being able to fail and recover from that.

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