Big Picture Learning - a school for the 21st century

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Monday, 18 November 2013 - 5:40pm


Founded in 1995 by educationists Elliot Washor and Dennis Littky with 50 students in Rhode Island, Big Picture now boasts 131 schools in five countries.

Driven by the statistic that a student drops out of the US education system every 12 seconds, Big Picture’s motto is ‘education is everyone’s business’....

Local Area Coordination (LAC), Western Australia

Sarah Wilson
Thursday, 7 November 2013 - 10:57am

This blog is part of our People Powered Health Series. For a quick overview, check out our short guide.

Western Australia initiated LAC in 1988 under a Labour Government. Local Area Coordinators provide personalised, flexible and responsive support to people with disabilities under the age of 65 to plan, organise, and access supports and services that enhance their local participation and contribution. LACs also work with family members, those involved in...

Co-produced healthcare

Sarah Wilson
Wednesday, 6 November 2013 - 12:00am

As part of the research and learning process for our six People Powered Health learning products, we sought out some of the most innovative examples of co-produced health and social care services. This series will showcase some of the most exciting health and social care initiatives around the UK and the rest of the world which act as testaments to the scope and potential of co-production to deliver more efficient services.

Co-production is being explored and delivered in...