This program study using social theories of learning to develop best practices for entrepreneurship education found that respecting learners’ identities and making them feel safe in the community of practices is critical to program success.
Bottino and his team’s practices also mirror what Harvard’s Project Zero termed a teaching for understanding framework, which locates topics that students are passionate about and creates goals, experiences, and assessments around them.
Bottino bases some of his pedagogical approach in Pentland’s Social Physics, which discusses how people learn more from being exposed to a greater variety in actions, not simply a greater variety in how people claim they will act.
Research by Mills, Courtney, Dede, Dressen & Gant (2020) suggests that this deep immersion allows students to envision and experience diverse facets of culture, and more vividly imagine their future role as participants in those communities, in ways that more traditional forms of learning... Read more about Culture and vision in virtual reality narratives
Another recent review of studies found that interdisciplinary collaboration is essential for encouraging innovation and creativity in the classroom, outlining in detail the need to promote interdisciplinarity as a teaching pedagogy in the classroom.