Educators are expected to embrace risk-taking, intellectual diversity, and unique approaches to problem solving while simultaneously “teaching to the test” and evaluating students within homogeneous rubrics.
Rebecca works with school administrators and educators to find ways to bring authentic creativity and collaboration into the classroom. These methods support students in discovering and developing unique skills and talents that may not be recognized in a conventional education model, while building an inclusive environment and school community able to receive and value what each individual has to offer.
Rebecca’s presentation on ‘Collective Education’ offers a new model for education as a response to students’ expanding access to information and social media. This model offers astounding opportunities for collaboration and inclusivity, but also challenges the concept of “Teaching” as we currently know it. Using examples from new media, including the Marvel Universe and Netflix series, Rebecca shows how a new pedagogy is emerging, and discusses the ways it challenges well established systems and traditions.