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The Benefits of Absence

The Benefits of Absence is a talk about how important it is to stop complaining and start doing. It is about community-driven learning, about changing the system from inside the system, about thanking life for the lemons and making lemonade. The objective of the talk is to expose how innovation and creativity have different meaning in Brazil and how important is the role of informal education to the school systems.

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  1. The main purpose of the talk is to look at absence from a positive angle and revisit the concepts of innovation and creativity.
  2. Another objective is to show how powerful is the connection between community and learning.
  3. Finally, one last intention is to expose the benefits of connecting schools and independent educational projects to innovate together.



Gustavo Brito, Content and Operations Manager, LAJE

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