This week we focus on learning as a social activity. We explore how learning spaces and communities can support people sharing ideas, collaborating on projects, and building on one another's work.

Watch & Read

Learn with Peers

In this video, Mitch Resnick shares strategies for encouraging and supporting peer learning within physical spaces and online communities.

Subtitles are available in multiple languages.

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Learn more about different ways people can collaborate, and what teaching looks like in a learning community.

Lifelong Kindergarten - Chapter 4 (excerpts)

Also available in these languages: Italiano (Italian) , Português (Portuguese) , 日本語 (Japanese)

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Make & Share

Visit a Learning Space

This week, we invite you to explore a learning space – how does it support collaboration and sharing?

In this video, Jaleesa and Yumiko share some examples and explain a little bit more.

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In this activity, you will:

  • Visit a learning space - physical or digital, new or familiar
  • Look at how the design of the environment supports peer learning
  • Share a picture, and your reflections in the discussion forum

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Reflect & Discuss

Quotes and Questions

From this week’s readings or videos, choose one quote that you found especially intriguing and share a question about it.

What did the quote make you wonder about?

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Meet & Chat

Would you like to meet the LCL team and the rest of the community?

From February 6 to March 13 we are hosting Unhangout calls every Tuesday at 4pm EST.

We’d love to see you there!

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Want More to Explore?

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Conversation with Philipp Schmidt

Mitch and Philipp discuss peer learning communities, and share examples and strategies to support people learning from each other.

Subtitles are available in multiple languages.

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Images of the Learning Society

Seymour Papert (1980): Mindstorms, Chapter 8

Also available in these languages: Português (Portuguese) , Italiano (Italian)

A Place to Be Yourself

Eric Schilling, 2016 (TedX video)

Supporting Diverse and Creative Collaboration

Ricarose Roque, Natalie Rusk, & Mitchel Resnick (2016)

Learning Webs

Ivan Illich (1971): Deschooling Society, Chapter 6

Also available in these languages: Português (Portuguese) , Italiano (Italian)

Offline Materials

You can get this week’s videos, subtitles, and readings in a single zip file for offline use.

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