Read the 1987 AERA Presidential Address by IFL founder Lauren Resnick, who speaks to the popular wisdom that common sense outweighs school learning for getting along in the world—that there exists a practical intelligence, different from school intelligence, that matters more in real life. Recognizing the duality of learning can help us understand the various ways to honor and leverage learning done outside of schools to complement and balance the education done in-schools.

 

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