How children learn, and why some adults carry on learning for a lifetime – and others don’t – has fascinated me for years. As director of the Education 2000 Trust in England I was fortunate, in the early 1990s to meet and work with educators, researchers and policy makers from many countries. In early 1995 I approached several English businesses to sponsor the 21st Century Learning Initiative in Washington, DC. The group we set-up comprised some 60 educational researchers and practitioners from England, the US, Canada, Germany, Israel, Australia, Poland, Venezuela, Ethiopia, Colombia, Denmark, Lebanon, Scotland and Scandinavia. Between 1995 and 1997 we held six conferences at the Johnson Foundation’s Frank Lloyd Wright mansion in Racine, Wisconsin.
Read more at The 21st Century Learning Initiative.