Not changing what we’re teaching but reconsidering it through a global lens.
We can help connect libraries, classrooms, learners, teachers.
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Fast trend: Shift to deeper learning approaches:
Project-based learning, problem-based learning, inquiry-based learning, challenge-
based learning, and similar methods foster more active learning experiences, both
inside and outside the classroom. As technologies such as tablets and smartphones are
more readily accepted in schools, educators are leveraging these tools, which students
already use, to connect the curriculum with real life applications. These active learning
approaches are decidedly more student-centered, allowing learners to take control of how
they engage with a subject and to brainstorm and implement solutions to pressing local
and global problems.