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Do you think this could work?

Discussion in 'Microsoft Office' started by tiennarse, Feb 24, 2010.

  1. tiennarse

    tiennarse Flightless Bird

    A school where kids only spend 2 and a half hours formal instruction a
    day (as in, 1 hour maths, 1 hour literacy, half an hour of science,
    history or a language on alternating days?)

    Then the rest of the time they are given the option of choosing what
    they want to do with the resources offered by the school?

    Like working in the garden, playing a sport, joining a club, signing up
    for elective classes, or private study in the library etc.

    Once they get to 15 or 16, they sit down with a counselor guide and "map
    out" the sort of things they'd want to do, and organise a study plan to
    accomodate that (so, more classes).

    A person can become totally equipped with information in an area if that
    area is of interest or relevance to them. Other things that aren't
    necessary are stored away or forgotten. Do we spend too much time
    focusing on things we THINK kids need, instead of allowing them to show
    us what they need?

    The philosophy is that in this modern era, we aren't helping kids by
    telling them what they need to know. We would be better off allowing
    them to discover what they need to know. All we have to do is equip them
    with the ability to find things out for themselves.

    If a school like this existed (and quite a few do, actually, Summerhill
    in England, est. 1920s for one)
    do you think it would work?

    Thoughts appreciated,

    Should schools allow for more induvidual curriculum tweaking?

  2. Tom Willett

    Tom Willett Flightless Bird

    Boy, are you in the wrong newsgroup.

    "tiennarse" <tiennarse.5cb3b7b@officefrustration.com> wrote in message
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