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What’s a Serious Academic Doing Meddling with Animated Documentary Graphics?

It had been a good three-day conference for the three hundred and twenty or so students at Atlantic College in South Wales. Billed as giving both the introductory talk, and the concluding lecture, I was to be the outside parts of an obviously rich and varied sandwich. But so stimulating had that conference been that […]

The Born to Learn Animations

Profound truths are often so unsettling that people lose themselves in lengthy explanations that ultimately confuse, rather than clarify.   This is a very human trait which starts as the youngest children begin to form straightforward explanations as to how they see ideas fitting together. But unless they replace such earlier ‘naive’ explanations as they […]

John Abbott on the thinking behind the Born to Learn animations

January 18, 2012

After years of researching and writing about the subject of how we learn John Abbott – the man behind the 21st Century Learning Initiative and Born to Learn – was inspired by the Story of Stuff and how a 500-page book was so successfully condensed into a 20-minute animation. So, the challenge was how to […]

Born to Learn website launch

We’re pleased to announce the launch of this website. This site is a portal into a huge pool of resources, but we hope that it has something for everyone: the casual user, the passionate parent, the intrigued teacher and very importantly for the young people whose future’s these ideas are designed to improve.

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