Wednesday, January 21, 2004

Homelearning and Future Education

Chris Corrigan linked to a solid post by John Dumbrille about the future of education:
"Children have to be raised to be independent enough psychologically to be entrepreneurial. And for that to happen, education has to change - to move from mass systems of control and compliance, to systems that bring out the humanity and skills of a child, encouraging children to be themselves, stand in their own wisdom, and find their own way. I think this will require smaller classes and self-paced learning."
Chris also hints at a rich learning environment in his community that I'd love to hear more about:
"It bears mentioning that we are both involved in a wonderful community of homelearning families here on Bowen Island, working with our kids and each other to provide a creative learning environment outside of the school system.

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