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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: I think the job interview must be reevaluated. There is one and only one thing they should evaluate: the capacity of learning. If you can learn and understand things on your own, it won't matter if you are an expert or a begineer.
    • Feb 15 2012: that very idea help push me to be entrepreneurial.

      The last job I help was with a very large corporation. Every single interview for promotion I attended resulted in the exact same result:
      a) the interviewers hated me
      b) the HR dept. didn't want to give me the job
      c) my current managers stepped up and accepted responsibility for the promotion
      d) I got the position and out preformed everyone around me.
      (wash rinse repeat)

      I fully agree, the method used for interviewing is highly flawed.

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