Community partnerships help build global skills

From Newsjournalonline. com  October 30, 2018

What do you get when you combine Riverview High School students, Asian puppetry, the Florida Studio Theatre, Chinese language students from New College of Florida and the Ringling Museum?

My international baccalaureate visual arts students and Mandarin language students at Riverview, where I taught last year, got unexpected takeaways from our project, “The Aesthetics of Asian Puppetry.”

The project was created using an open inquiry model that teaches subject matter and executive functions such as self-management, critical thinking and perseverance.

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Located in Sarasota, New College of Florida has educated intellectually curious students for lives of great achievement since its founding in 1960. As the State of Florida’s designated honors college, New College provides an exceptional education that transforms students’ intellectual curiosity into personal accomplishment. The 110-acre campus on Sarasota Bay is home to more than 800 students and 80 full-time faculty engaged in interdisciplinary research and collaborative learning. New College offers nearly 40 areas of concentration for undergraduates and a master’s degree program in Data Science.

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