Ashoka Fellow
Fellow Since 2008
This description of Roser Batlle Suñer's work was prepared when Roser Batlle Suñer was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 2008.
Frustrated by the divide between formal educational institutions and informal learning experiences, after-school volunteer programs, community service projects, and other values-oriented extracurricular activities, Roser Batlle Suñer has created regional initiatives that bring together teachers and leaders in both fields. She works with leaders, coaches, and counselors in the informal sector to identify the educational value of their activities, and then turns to a network of teachers and administrators to highlight the ability of extracurricular volunteer organizations to bring values and relevancy to classroom learning. She provides both with ideas, materials, and contacts to pursue official partnerships. Roser hopes to use the program as a foundation for a service-based curriculum, enabling teachers to directly incorporate informal learning experiences into the classroom.
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