Education: Taking Ownership of Learning
By Rudy Karsan
More and more people are realizing the need for change in the education system, and trying to make those changes. There is this great example of a public school in Massachusetts in which students tried an experiment called the Independent Project where they designed their own curriculum for one semester by taking ownership of learning, with teachers serving only as mentors and coaches. Students would come up with their own questions in each subject, research it and then teach it to the other students. Now, several schools in the US are trying out the Independent Project.
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