Hastening the Advent of Student-Centered Learning


There’s growing consensus that K–12 education needs to become more student-centered. Yet despite decades of reform and innovation, the core features of conventional education persist. Meanwhile, many students continue to struggle academically, socially, and emotionally. In this campfire conversation, we’ll explore participants’ views about what the future of student-centered education might look like, then wrestle with how to overcome the barriers that prevent major structural change.

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  1. Explore various perspectives on what a student-centered education system of the future might look like.
  2. Identify barriers that keep innovative design approaches from scaling.
  3. Share ideas for overcoming structural barriers to transforming education.



Thomas Arnett, Senior Research Fellow, Clayton Christensen Institute

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