As children spend more time in structured learning environments ...they feel comfortable in settings where things are structured and controlled. In contrast, a more open and risky environment intimidates them... [in this way] we are creating a potentially dangerous disconnect between the learning environments we are providing for children and the economy we are creating for them to enter into as adults.
Terence Ryan

Heather MacTaggart on Real-life Learning

Mon, 01/28/2008 - 18:02 -- admin

Heather McTaggart discusses the need for authentic learning opportunities for young people.

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Heather MacTaggart is the Executive Director of [[http://classroomconnections.ca/|Classroom Connections]], a Canadian non-profit educational organization dedicated to optimizing student learning.

The changelearning website project emerged from the collaboration of Heather MacTaggart and John Abbott, the President of the [[http://www.21learn.org/|21st Century Learning Initiative]], an initiative to facilitate the emergence of new approaches to learning in the United Kingdom.
Website development has been facilitated by the [[http://www.ccl-cca.ca/ccl|Canadian Council on Learning]], a national, independent, and non-profit corporation that is committed to improving learning across the country and across all walks of life.

Visit our [[http://changelearning.ca/about-us| About Us]] page for more information about the changelearning initiative.

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