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What is the Connected Learning
Bank Street College of Education
Goal: Examine questions of learning and
identity in the digital age, introducing
principles of media ecology and connected
Guiding Questions: Participants actively
engager in activities designed to help them
• themselves as members of a culture,
• ways in which changes in
communication have transformed
cultures over time,
• themselves as learners and
consumers of different forms of
• ways in which their experiences can
be linked to principles of Connected
Goal: To generate an
understanding of youth
Guiding Question: Who are
the youth who are coming
to my program? What are
Goal: To introduce participants to principles of connected
learning and progressive pedagogy
Guiding Question: What are principles of connected
learning and progressive pedagogy and how can they
inform and enhance my programming?
Goal: Participants will design
an assessment plan for their
Guiding Questions: Why is
my program structured the
way it is? How can principles
from these workshops inform
my work? How will I know?
● In examining the nature of ‘significant learning
experiences’ we discovered that they involved not only
peers but also adults.
● We are considering expanding the concept of ‘peer
learning’ to ‘social organization of learning’ thereby
including adults and peers.
● Also, considering expanding the ‘academically oriented’
sphere to include civic and career engagement.
● Many of the participants’ programs already
incorporating connected learning elements.
● We will continue to work with connected learning
elements as a basis for program design and evaluation.