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theschoolboards
05-09-2012, 09:25 AM
From Good (http://www.good.is/post/san-francisco-school-takes-experiential-learning-to-the-next-level/) by Liz Dwyer:
Imagine receiving an electric drill to use at school—and the freedom to learn and explore while building things with it. That’s what happens at Brightworks (http://sfbrightworks.org/), a year-old nonprofit private alternative school located in San Francisco’s Mission District.

The school is tiny—just 20 students between 6 and 13 years old—but it's building quite the reputation for its innovative learning philosophy. Brightworks takes its cues from the maker and tinkering movements, which do away with formal classroom instruction in favor of project-based experiential learning.

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