18:11 23 May 2017
Naples, Italy’s oldest tomato canning factory, is the home of Apple’s Developer Academy, which gives students a chance to learn the company’s innovative techniques. Application for this year is now open and Apple is hoping that more international students will sign up. The current group has students from Mexico to Madagascar but most come from Italy.
The academy focuses on Challenge Based Learning, which Apple introduced in 2008 with the goal to find out the design principles for the 21st-century learning environment.
“Apple Inc. worked with teachers and leaders in the education community to develop a new approach to teaching and learning called Challenge Based Learning, an engaging, multidisciplinary approach that starts with standards based content and lets students leverage the technology they use in their daily lives to solve complex, real-world problems,” a document from Apple website says.
“Challenge Based Learning is collaborative and hands on, asking students to work with other students, their teachers, and experts in their communities and around the world to develop deeper knowledge of the subjects they are studying, identify and solve challenges, make a difference in their community, and share their results with the world.”
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