Learning: Passion is the key

by chloecomtois on February 4, 2014 - 12:23pm

A lot of people right know are wondering what learning will be like in the future. Some people are saying that the education should still be the same because the education system is pretty good the way it is right now. Other people thinks that the future of learning should be different and school should put more importance on passion that their student have.
In the TED talk ‘’Hackschooling Makes Me Happy’’ by Logan LaPlante, a 13 year old boy that left conventional education around the age of 9, is glad to have make this decision. He said that ‘’Hackschooling’’ is the new way of education. It is based on what passionate you in life and your interests. This is the best thing that could happen to him because it gave him the opportunity to learn about what he is passionate about, skiing. All his subject in school are around his passion, so that it is more interesting for him to go to school.
The education system that we have now is not perfect and would never be perfect, but there is some improvements that could be made. I think that school should be more about what we love and what our interests are. School can become more interesting and students would want to stay in school longer and learn more things. People would enjoy more to be in school.
I think that incorporating passion into education would be more beneficial for boys because they generally don’t like to be in school compare to girls. It could help them to have better grade and be more confident about their selves. It would also help to have less drop out.
Having this kind of education would be great for students to become involve in different types of activity related to their passion. School would give them many opportunities that would improve their skills for their future job. Students would become more professional earlier in their education then right now.
To change the education would not be easy because people are used to the way that it is right now. We cannot change it drastically, but over time, I think it would be possible to do. ‘’You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete’’ (Bucky Fuller)

- LaPlante, L. (2013) Hackschooling Makes Me Happy, TED Talks
- Fuller, B. (2013) Why Hackschooling? hackschooling.net


Hey Chloe,
I think your text is pretty catchy. It wasn't hard to read or to understand. We saw the videos in the class, but we shouldn't assume that everybody have seen them. When you introduce Logan, you explain is background. This is a great idea.
In the second paragraph you said : " ... is glad to have make this decision". 1) He didn't make this decision, his parent did. 2) I'm not sure it's suppose to be written like that : is glad his parent made / have made. I'm not 100% sure of this, so you may want to check that out.
In the third paragraph you wrote "...and would never be perfect" I think it is suppose to be : and will never be perfect,
Finally, I like your text and I think it is precis and clear. You did great.

Hi Chloe,
I like your text because your ideas were clear and it was easy to understand. I found that the citation at the end from Fuller is great and it can makes the reader think about how the school system is organize and how we can change something! I think that you give great examples when you talk about what school should do to keep students in school and be more interesting at the same time.
Maybe you can have a sentence that explain more your thesis at the beginning In the introduction, but overall it is a great work !

Very good work! I like the way you introduced Logan Laplante it is a good idea to explain who he is because it helps the reader understand your perspective. I also like the way you give the two sides of things. Your opinion is clear and full of examples. One thing you could do to improve your text is to support your examples by facts and by adding references. One of the videos we watched in class could help you to support some of your examples, it is Philip Zimbardo's ted talk called ''The Demise of Guys''. I would also recommend you to read you text again and be careful to spelling and grammar mistakes because their are a couple like when you say : ''Other people thinks that the future of learning should be different and school should put more importance on passion that their student have''. I think it should be written ''Others think that the future of learning should be different and that schools/education should give more importance to the passion of their students''. They are little mistakes but still hold our attention while reading. With a little bit of review I'm sure it will give a great final result even though it is already a really good text !

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