Caleb Hicks & Tara Baumgarten: Learning by Doing
So much of education today is focused on theoretical knowledge. In a school environment, learners are so far removed from the reality of what they’re actually learning. It’s been proven time and time again that learning by doing is one of the most effective and impactful ways to learn, however, this is rarely incorporated in schools. We’ll be joined by two experts, Caleb Hicks and Tara Baumgarten, to discuss how we can make learning more meaningful for students. Tara Baumgarten is focused on the future of work and how millennials learn. She’s passionate about open education, the future of edtech, and how we can create a more equitable workforce. Caleb Hicks is passionate about building the onramp to life after school for driven teenagers. He's spent the last ten years in career and technical education, helping teenagers prepare for the world of work, and preparing career switchers for new jobs in tech. He’s worked for Apple, co-founded Lamda School, and has recently founded his own initiative, Factor.
In this episode, Tara and Caleb discuss the science behind the concept of ‘learning by doing’ and why this is crucial for impactful education.