Why do we remember some lessons and forget others? Is it that some are perceived as more important, exciting, or possibly just easier to comprehend? Perhaps the answer has elements of all of those in its makeup; however I would suggest it is through true understanding. That is understanding rather than memorization. This is the [...]
Education can no longer be confined to the class room, students need to venture out into the world and learn from their environment. First hand experiences are what shape us and students can not get that from a book or a test. They can on the other hand gain skills, knowledge, and experience through hands-on [...]
A college education is only worth your time and money if, at the end of four years, you are actually capable of doing because you have been doing, not just studying, all this time. Students should be recognized as sovereign learners capable of education and success even without attending an institution. Some are all the better for having [...]
Jacob Barnett is an American mathematician and child prodigy. At 8 years old, Jacob began sneaking into the back of college lectures at IUPUI. After being diagnosed with autism since the age of two and placed in his school’s special ed. program, Jacob’s teachers and doctors were astonished to learn he was able to teach [...]
Creating enlightened leaders starts from a liberal arts, cohesive, and wholesome education. Mr. Awuah shares his story about creating a liberal arts school and how this education of leadership is necessary in Africa – but also around the world.
Maya Frost, author of “The Global Student,” talks about ruling out the 4×4 high school and college model. Taking independent experiential learning experiences through travel, volunteering, and other means – students can get a more holistic (and debt-free) semi-traditional education experience. How would the world be if all of our students had to do a [...]
Dale J. Stephens is back with more inspiring information on unschooling, and more specifically – uncollege. Realizing that the system wants higher education to match real life but is failing – Dale took education into his own hands and is currently traveling and learning from other self-directed learners.
DJ Ferguson believes that the education system should exist to create sustainable human beings rather than just high test scores. He describes his experiences as a high school teacher in light of this idea and in hopes of illustrating how kids learn best in an increasingly connected world.
Trillions of people will be using the internet, currently there are a billion. All of this information is a plethora of opportunities for self-directed individuals to collaborate, discuss, and create new ways of sharing and distributing that information. How will this impact education today and the future?