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Northshore September 2015

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122 | SEPTEMBER 2015 in-depth PLACES photograph by Sarah Jordan McCaffery BY ROBERT G. PUSHKAR The Tang Institute at Phillips Academy explores an innovative approach to secondary education. Think Tank Learning isn't what it used to be. And neither is teaching. The goals are the same: acquiring—or impart- ing—knowledge for a useful, often tangible purpose. Yet in a world where human knowledge, accord- ing to one estimate, doubles every 13 months on average, the learning- teaching process must change. Human survival depends on it. Innovation requires both out-of-the- box thinking and educators willing to reconceptualize the box. Enter the recently established Tang Institute at Phillips Academy Andover, with its mission to be a physical and virtual hub shaping the future of secondary education. Launched in autumn 2014, the Phillips Academy is one of the most prestigious private schools in the country. The new Tang Institute on campus offers creative ways of learning.

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