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The driving motivation for Peje Emilsson, current chair of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce, is difference: catering to different students with different learning styles in different ways. That is the goal of Kunskapsskolan, a group of several dozen new schools developed in Sweden with the intention of providing an increasingly personalized and hands-on classroom experience to its students. After great success with its first 10,000 students in Sweden, Kunskapsskolan has expanded to 3,000 students in the UK, and is in the process of opening a school in Manhattan. How will the program preserve its brand as it expands and scales for different countries? Will cultural differences help or harm Kunskapsskolan’s progress abroad? A panel of experienced education investors presents questions like these and more, in a conference segment called “Case Studies in Real World Innovation.”
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