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