Imagine a school that "asks its students what it means to be a citizen of a family, of a region, of a country, of the world." That's the kind of school described by Claire Hirschmann, co-founder of Portland Maine-based Field Academy in her recent TEDx talk.
Claire notes that in schools "learning and life are so separate...that a recent study found that only 23% of high school students very much believe that school helps them solve real-world problems." She continues: "We try to teach students about the world by isolating them from it."
Claire says learning & life should be indistinguishable and that students should feel that they can learn from everything. We at IHE agree.
Watch her talk (about 6 min):
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