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From the Ted Talk by Geoff Mulgan: A short intro to the Studio School

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First of all, we wanted small sohocls — about 300, 400 pupils — 14 to 19 year-olds, and critically, about 80 percent of the curriculum done not through sitting in classrooms, but through real-life, practical projects, working on commission to busnesises, NGO's and others. That every pupil would have a coach, as well as teachers, who would have timetables much more like a work environment in a business. And all of this will be done within the public system, fduned by public mnoey, but independently run. And all at no extra cost, no selection, and allowing the pupils the route into urtsvieiny, even if many of them would want to become entrepreneurs and have manual jobs as well. Underlying it was some very simple iades that large nmebrus of teenagers learn best by doing things, they leran best in teams and they learn best by doing things for real — all the opposite of what mainstream schooling actually does.

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First of all, we wanted small _______ — about 300, 400 pupils — 14 to 19 year-olds, and critically, about 80 percent of the curriculum done not through sitting in classrooms, but through real-life, practical projects, working on commission to __________, NGO's and others. That every pupil would have a coach, as well as teachers, who would have timetables much more like a work environment in a business. And all of this will be done within the public system, ______ by public _____, but independently run. And all at no extra cost, no selection, and allowing the pupils the route into __________, even if many of them would want to become entrepreneurs and have manual jobs as well. Underlying it was some very simple _____ that large _______ of teenagers learn best by doing things, they _____ best in teams and they learn best by doing things for real — all the opposite of what mainstream schooling actually does.

Solution

  1. schools
  2. funded
  3. ideas
  4. businesses
  5. university
  6. learn
  7. money
  8. numbers

Original Text

First of all, we wanted small schools — about 300, 400 pupils — 14 to 19 year-olds, and critically, about 80 percent of the curriculum done not through sitting in classrooms, but through real-life, practical projects, working on commission to businesses, NGO's and others. That every pupil would have a coach, as well as teachers, who would have timetables much more like a work environment in a business. And all of this will be done within the public system, funded by public money, but independently run. And all at no extra cost, no selection, and allowing the pupils the route into university, even if many of them would want to become entrepreneurs and have manual jobs as well. Underlying it was some very simple ideas that large numbers of teenagers learn best by doing things, they learn best in teams and they learn best by doing things for real — all the opposite of what mainstream schooling actually does.

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