CHAPTER 8

Putting It All Together

•  What this looks like in practice

•  A new curricula

•  Moving forward

Ultimately, we need to pull all these elements together into experiences that educate and engage. Here, we’re looking at how the elements form a coherent outcome. We’ll explore a sample using an integrative framework, then consider implications for curricula as well, before looking forward.

Social anthropologist Jean Lave observed Brazilian street children as part of her research. She found that they were capable of sophisticated financial transactions. Yet these kids couldn’t do the typical math at school. The disconnect led her to propose that learning should reflect enculturation into a community of practice rather than the traditional ...

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