THE 80/20 SCHOOLNo Right Brain Left BehindThe Refinement Club
Great companies              understand that          allowing employees to          have personal projects            on ...
WHY SHOULDN’T THE             SAME PRINCIPLE            WORK FOR SCHOOLS?The Refinement Club
DIRECTIONINPUT + FUN +COLLABORATIONEncouraging creative problemsolving by giving students theopportunity, time and means t...
INPUTNourishing creativityCreativity and new ideas are bornout of former ideas, knowledgeand research. Input is a crucialp...
FUNEngaging andchallengingWhen you do something that isfun and gratifying you tend tolearn more from the experiencethan if...
COLLABORATIONComplement strengthsAllowing minds and ideas tocome together and create evenbigger and better ideas is a keys...
IDEA: 80/20Personal projectsLeveraging the students’ owninterests and allowing them touse the knowledge they obtain atscho...
SOLUTION:A PROJECT PLATFORMEasy access to tons ofprojectsA platform where the studentshave access to a massive amountof in...
PROJECT DATABASE‣ Interdisciplinary      To make students work outside of their academic comfort        zone, as well as t...
RESOURCE DATABASE‣ Students      Students can share their interests, strengths and ambitions        with other students to...
KEY FEATURES‣ Freedom      The students pick or make the projects they want to work on,        based on passion, regardles...
IDEA INSPIRED BY‣      Google 80 20 policy‣      TED Talk:       Dale Dougherty: We are makers‣      Paul van Brunschot’s ...
IDEA BY‣ Åsmund Gravem         @gravem‣ Gro Larsson         @rexcreation‣ Johannes Rummelhoff         @johannesr    The Re...
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NO RIGHT BRAIN LEFT BEHIND - THE 80/20 SCHOOL

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Distribute 20% of school time to personal projects. Give students and teachers an online platform with project- and resource database as a tool and network. Engage and inspire students to learn on basis of what they want to accomplish, not to accomplish on basis of what they have learn

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NO RIGHT BRAIN LEFT BEHIND - THE 80/20 SCHOOL

  1. 1. THE 80/20 SCHOOLNo Right Brain Left BehindThe Refinement Club
  2. 2. Great companies understand that allowing employees to have personal projects on company time is good for them.The Refinement Club
  3. 3. WHY SHOULDN’T THE SAME PRINCIPLE WORK FOR SCHOOLS?The Refinement Club
  4. 4. DIRECTIONINPUT + FUN +COLLABORATIONEncouraging creative problemsolving by giving students theopportunity, time and means toexplore their interests incombination with school subjects.Guiding them to create their ownproblems to solve, and encouragingthem to seek input from otherstudents, teachers and resources tolearn what is necessary toimplement their project.The Refinement Club
  5. 5. INPUTNourishing creativityCreativity and new ideas are bornout of former ideas, knowledgeand research. Input is a crucialpart in nourishing creativity. Photo by Lee Nachtigal, http://www.flickr.com/photos/lxn271/277869765/The Refinement Club
  6. 6. FUNEngaging andchallengingWhen you do something that isfun and gratifying you tend tolearn more from the experiencethan if you find it boring. Funchallenges are more likely tomake you push yourself to beable to accomplish them. Photo by OnInnovation, http://www.flickr.com/photos/oninnovation/4849618041/The Refinement Club
  7. 7. COLLABORATIONComplement strengthsAllowing minds and ideas tocome together and create evenbigger and better ideas is a keyskill for future generations. Theability to seek out people whocomplement yourself in order tosolve a challenge, opposed tojust picking the people you like,is a skill that could be practicedmore in school. Photo by wasme, http://www.flickr.com/photos/presley_perswain/295197235/The Refinement Club
  8. 8. IDEA: 80/20Personal projectsLeveraging the students’ owninterests and allowing them touse the knowledge they obtain atschool to make interestingprojects. Distributing 80% ofschool time to curricularactivities and 20% to personalprojects. But also allow studentsaccess to school resourcesoutside of school hours andencourage them to spend freetime on their projects.The Refinement Club
  9. 9. SOLUTION:A PROJECT PLATFORMEasy access to tons ofprojectsA platform where the studentshave access to a massive amountof interesting projects andchallenges they can do. Theplatform is also a place whereprocess and results can beshared with students andteachers nationwide, to inspireand to give and receive feedback.The Refinement Club
  10. 10. PROJECT DATABASE‣ Interdisciplinary To make students work outside of their academic comfort zone, as well as to encourage them to collaborate with students who have different skill sets than themselves and engage in student-to-student teaching.‣ Crowdsourced Students and teachers alike, nationwide, add their projects and challenges to the project database so others can do them as well, making the project database ever growing.‣ Syndicated Projects can also be syndicated from sites like www.makezine.com and www.instructables.com.The Refinement Club
  11. 11. RESOURCE DATABASE‣ Students Students can share their interests, strengths and ambitions with other students to facilitate team forming and student-to-student teaching.‣ Teachers Teachers can share specialities and interest, and show if and to what extent they are available for out of class guidance.‣ Academic merits Teachers can pair academic merits to students’ self proclaimed interests and strengths to get greater insight into how to make classes more engaging, as well as to guide team forming.The Refinement Club
  12. 12. KEY FEATURES‣ Freedom The students pick or make the projects they want to work on, based on passion, regardless of skills and knowledge.‣ Guidance The teachers guide and help the students on their projects.‣ Collaboration The students collaborate on their project and is encouraged to help each other and work together to accomplish bigger tasks.‣ Challenge Challenge and inspire students to learn on basis of what they want to accomplish, not to accomplish on basis of what they have learnt.The Refinement Club
  13. 13. IDEA INSPIRED BY‣ Google 80 20 policy‣ TED Talk: Dale Dougherty: We are makers‣ Paul van Brunschot’s idea about curiosity in schools‣ The NO RIGHT BRAIN LEFT BEHIND communityThe Refinement Club
  14. 14. IDEA BY‣ Åsmund Gravem @gravem‣ Gro Larsson @rexcreation‣ Johannes Rummelhoff @johannesr The Refinement Club

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