Most formal curricula have hundreds of outcomes. If you were to address them individually, you’d need to be at school for 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for about 20 years…
What if you relinquished control and let learning happen?
What if the students had opportunities for authentic, meaningful, self-directed learning, through which many of the curriculum areas were addressed?
Last week I visited Jina’s class as they were preparing to present their pitches for ‘Adventure Time’. The couple of pitches I witnessed incorporated multiple curriculum areas and a broad range of trans disciplinary skills.
It’s interesting, then, that teachers think they can’t spare the time for this sort of learning!
I’ll be observing the learning with interest as this experiment unfolds and documenting it here.
Here’s what the kids are saying…
Thanks for this, Edna. I’ve just started a new school and want to get them involved in inquiry work. If they behave themselves, I will show the video.