Friday math movie: The Studio School

By Murray Bourne, 06 Jan 2012

Full video name: Geoff Mulgan: A short intro to the Studio School

I totally agree with this one. Studio Schools was developed by the same people who gave us the Open University concept. They asked a simple question - what would make teenagers fight to get into a school, rather than fight to get out?

It's fairly close to the apprenticeship model. I've always felt it's a shame that model disappeared.

The Studio School is not perfect, of course - but I'm not sure that any school system is perfect for everyone. The concept is certainly worth investigating, since it involves students in potentially more meaningful learning experiences than what happens in many conventional schools.

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3 Comments on “Friday math movie: The Studio School”

  1. Dinotles says:

    Well... Remember they have well documented data that this method works, so at least norway has already implemented this as test-projects in public schools. And apparently it looks very promising.

    Especially with theory-heavy subjects like math...I remember never understanding what algebra or trigonometry was for... But it is fairl. Easy concepts if teachers somehow connect it to the real world...

  2. Murray says:

    @Dinotles: Yes, it's really important that students see the point in what they are doing. Learning algebra for its own sake is not for everybody!

  3. Murray says:

    @Dinotles: Yes, it's really important that students see the point in what they are doing. Learning algebra for its own sake is not for everybody!

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