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The most workable driving-force for learning, new research

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Ty Hollett, assistant professor of learning, design and technology in Penn State’s College of Education spent the summer of 2016 recording youth action-sports participants to get a better understanding of how they learn. The total material includes 200 hours of video-recordings from a skateboard-camp. The results of the research shows an environment structured as a “learning lab”, where the driving-forces are based on interest and informal learning. In the “lab” training the skills, documenting by filming and then analyzing the moves on the skateboard, and identify why failures appeared was the basic learning method. Hollett concludes at phys.org: “When we look at schools, broadly, they’ve looked the same for the past 100 years or so. As a researcher in the learning sciences, I’m looking for new and innovative ways to help reframe what learning looks like and redesign some of those settings, whether it is in school or out of school.” Source: Phys.org

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