There are some fundamental problems built into our typical conception of “school”.
- In most schools, students are afforded little freedom to choose to do what they want to do.
- In most schools, students aren’t even allowed to do very much — the “learning” that they’re supposed to do is imagined to be purely cognitive, and doesn’t involve affecting the world around them.
- In most schools, students are cut off from the community. Schools become a barrier to encountering the people in your neighborhood.
- In most schools, there are too few big projects: too much learning is done in small pieces. Holistic learning, however, should have a blend of projects of all sizes, from the micro to the epic.
Our basic plan:
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