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Hive Learning Networks

Hive Learning Networks are regional organizational collectives, most often located in large cities, consisting of local out-of-school educational organizations including museums, libraries, and after-school programs. In a Hive Learning Network, local organizations work collectively to create new initiatives that support young people to engage in long-term, interest-driven learning in domains including art, digital media production, science, design, and social activism. Hives can be understood through two lenses: (1) as networks that learn—collectives of organizations that support one another to create new and innovative approaches to pedagogy through sharing best practices, ongoing collaboration, and interorganizational learning and (2) as networks for learning—coordinated educational opportunities for youth to engage in interest-driven learning in a variety of areas within a given city.

Within the context of out-of-school learning, ...

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