Connected Learning: An Agenda for Research and Design

January 1st, 2013 | RESEARCH

This report is a synthesis of ongoing research, design, and implementation of an approach to education called “connected learning.” Connected learning advocates for broadened access to learning that is socially embedded, interest-driven, and oriented toward educational, economic, or political opportunity. Connected learning is realized when a young person is able to pursue a personal interest or passion with the support of friends and caring adults, and is in turn able to link this learning and interest to academic achievement, career success or civic engagement.


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Mizuko Ito, Author, University of California, Irvine
Kris Gutierrez, Author, University of Colorado at Boulder
Sonia Livingstone, Author, London School of Economics
Bill Penuel, Author, University of Colorado at Boulder
Jean Rhodes, Author, University of Massachusetts Boston
Katie Salen, Author, DePaul University
Juliet Schor, Author, Boston College
Julian Sefton-Green, Author, London School of Economics
S. Craig Watkins, Author, University of Texas at Austin


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