Designing Winning Robots Requires Passion for Learning Outside the Classroom ". Here are a few exerpts:
"The teams that take part in the FIRST program are powerful examples of “connected learning,” a new model some educational researchers are using to examine learning that takes place outside the classroom and is based on student’s interests."
"Anthropologist Mimi Ito calls it learning that is “socially connected and interest driven.” It’s pursing “expertise around something you care deeply about,” she said recently, “and you’re supported by friends and institutions who share and recognize this common passion or purpose.”"
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