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SPOS #910 – Ana Lorena Fabrega On School And How To Love Learning

Six Pixels of Separation Podcast

Release Date: 12/17/2023

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Here it is: Six Pixels of Separation - The ThinkersOne Podcast - Episode #910. Ana Lorena Fabrega, an innovative force in the world of education, has made significant strides in reshaping how we perceive and engage with learning. With a background that spans multiple countries and diverse experiences, Ana’s journey in education is as unique as it is inspiring. Growing up, Ana attended ten schools in seven countries, an experience that undoubtedly influenced her global perspective on education. Her foray into teaching was fueled by a firm belief in lifelong learning and the desire to nurture children's natural love for discovery. Yet, her time in the classroom led to a growing disillusionment with traditional educational models. Ana observed that conventional schooling methods often quash the inherent curiosity and joy of learning in children, prompting her to leave her teaching job in search of alternative approaches to education. Ana’s disillusionment with the traditional education system is evident in her critique of its outdated ideologies. She argues that schools often restrict natural learning environments, hampering children's ability to explore their talents and think independently. Her book, The Learning Game, encapsulates these ideas, offering readers practical tools to redesign learning approaches that go beyond the conventional school system and prepare young minds for life's diverse challenges. In her quest to redefine learning, Ana emphasizes the power of story-driven education. She believes that humans are naturally inclined to learn through stories, which are more engaging and relatable than abstract concepts or formulas. This approach aligns with her view that education should be fun, captivating, and practical, providing learners with relatable role models and real-world applications. Today, Ana serves as the Chief Evangelist at Synthesis, an innovative online learning platform for curious and ambitious kids. Synthesis employs game-based learning strategies, scaling up ideas from Ad Astra, a school co-founded by Elon Musk. This role aligns perfectly with her passion for building learning alternatives that break traditional molds and foster genuine enthusiasm for learning. Ana's work, both as an author and an educator, is a testament to her commitment to transforming the educational landscape. Her approach to learning is refreshing and necessary in a world that increasingly values creativity, innovation, and adaptability. Along with that, she’s also kind of a big deal on Instagram. Enjoy the conversation...