Educators are being expected to embrace the value of 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 establish ways to bring authentic creativity and collaboration into the classroom, and support students in discovering and developing unique skills and talents that may not be recognized in a conventional education model.
Rebecca’s work on ‘Collective Education’ presents a new model of education, forming as a result of 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.