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Should students see each other’s work? Rethinking feedback in the classroom

In classrooms around the world, students continue to sit in rows and work independently, but that’s certainly not what work looks like today. How can we possibly prepare students for tomorrow, using pedagogies from the past? What if instead, using digital technology, schools could harness new methods that maximise engagement, metacognition, collaboration and feedback, to accelerate student learning and bypass the flaws of the old system?



Mandala Barab graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a dual BA in philosophy and humanities, then hopped to New York City where he joined the NYC Teaching Fellows Program. Now, as a mature teacher, he is rethinking some of the implicit assumptions in education, and innovating new methods inspired by systems-thinking, neuroscience, data science, and machine learning.

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