The schome-NAGTY Teen Second Life Pilot overview
A pilot project during which 150 members of NAGTY (The National Association of Gifted and Talented Youth) aged between 13 and 17 will be exploring Teen Second Life.
Aims & objectives
Both the schome community and NAGTY are seeking to transform educational spaces/practices to provide educational engagement for potentially disenfranchised learners.
This pilot project aims to explore the educational potential and pitfalls of Teen Second Life with a cohort of 'gifted and talented' learners - and in so doing to:
- provide the participants with a positive learning experience (outside school) which gives them the opportunity and support to maximise their potential
- inform our thinking about schome, through:
- providing us with a greater understanding of virtual reality 3D environments as an additional media to support learning (feeding into our thinking about what we want from an education system and how different forms of mediation might enable us to achieve this
- helping us to try out 'radically different' models of education (feeding into our visions of schome)
What are we doing?
We are providing a range of resources to support the NAGTY students in developing their use of Schome Park (the schome community's island in Teen Second Life). These resources include: