lifelong learning center
teens / young adults overview
Object of education is to prepare the young to educate themselves throughout their lives
-Robert M. Hutchins
Teens and young adults from the Millennial Generation learn and experience the world around them in a variety of mediums unavailable to previous generations. A visit to the University Circle museums is a great chance for this population to break free from their desks. These tech savvy young people learn best through hands on activities, peer to peer experiences and technology. It might be easy to think that museums have nothing to offer this age group but that is far from the case.
Museums are an excellent setting for social learning and offer opportunities to experience subjects first hand. Encourage teens and young adults to take part in critical discussions about what they see and how they feel about it. Create opportunities for them to use smart phones to dig deep into history and meanings, and encourage their inherent skills in technology. Introduce them to the tour guide they carry everywhere, and a curiosity can be instilled and a desire for deeper understanding in informal settings they can continue to use as lifelong learners.
Are you coming to do a college visit to Case, CIA or CIM? Don't stop there – visit the cultural institutions around the campus! This vibrant neighborhood is what makes these colleges so special. Take a trip up to Little Italy for lunch or head to Wade Lagoon and a museum after the campus tours. The Circle has more to offer than a world class education – and student discounts are available at all of the institutions.
new in the circle
WEWS Anchor Leon Bibb celebrates University Circle and the resurgent Uptown district as part of his My Ohio series. Click to watch the video.