Student-led Learning – Breaking the mould

Some quite extreme measures taken by this school or ‘Learning Village’ in Australia where they have developed their education explicitly around student-led learning allowing the students to have almost complete control around their education.

‘Mario Trinco, who is sending his three daughters to the school, said he hoped it would set them up for success.

“I think the [traditional] education model is broken,” he said.

“Things have changed so much in the last 20 years, with social media [and] the internet — and the education system hasn’t kept up.”

Mr Trinco and his wife Lucie hoped the school would help their children “find their passion” and foster a love of learning.’

So, an idea to reflect. How can I revolutionise my teaching practice?  Will enabling student-led learning with my students develop deeper knowledge or possibly an enriched educational experience?

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