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Stephen Downes

Knowledge, Learning, Community

This article describes a project called Student Hubs, which "exists to empower university students to become active citizens, equipping them with the tools, behaviours, and skills they need to make a positive change." In addition to the sorts of skills and attitudes needed to become successful later in life, a project like this also builds connections between the students with each other and the community, which can be vital in creating opportunities for further employment and personal development. This is the sort of thing elite universities excel at (Student Hubs began at Oxford and was inspired by a similar project at Cambridge) and what we should be thinking about beyond simple grades and content knowledge when we talk about equity in education.

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