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WHAT HAPPENS WHEN A KID LEAVES TRADITIONAL EDUCATION

當一個孩子離開傳統教育體制,會發生什麼事呢?

  

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h11u3vtcpaY

 

Logan Laplante is a 13 year-old boy who was taken out of the education system to be home schooled instead. As a result, he was given the opportunity to receive an education tailored to his interests and his unique style of learning — something traditional education is not always able to offer. In a pretty remarkable show of wisdom, particularly for someone so young, Logan has said that when he grows up he wants to be happy and healthy. At a TEDx talk in 2013, he discussed how hacking his education is helping him achieve that goal.

 

羅根·拉普蘭特Logan Laplante)是一個十三歲的男孩,他離開了傳統的教育系統,在家中自學。這讓他有機會接受為他量身訂做的教育,這樣的教育符合他的興趣、也符合他獨特的學習方式。傳統教育很難提供這樣的教育方式。這位男孩的年紀如此輕,卻表現出卓越的智慧。羅根說,他希望成為一個快樂健康的人。在一場2013 年的TED演講(TEDx talk)中,羅根講述了「駭(hack )進教育」幫助他達成目標的方式。

 

 

Logan’s story parallels that of another boy, Jacob Barnett, who was put into Special Education by his school until his parents intervened, electing to homeschool him instead. Jacob is now seen as an incredibly intelligent young person with a level of genius that marks him as on track to winning a Nobel Prize one day.

I also recently did a TEDx talk in 2014 about my story of leaving college for good. You can check that out here.

 

羅根的故事與另一位男孩雅各巴內特( Jacob Barnett)的故事完全不同。雅各被學校塞進特殊教育,直到他的父母出面干預才轉為在家自學。雅各現在被認為是一位年輕天才,他正邁向諾貝爾獎之路。我最近也在2014 年於TED 上演講,分享關於我永遠離開大學的故事。你可以到這裡觀看

 

More on Education and Homeschooling

更多關於教育和在家自學的事

 

Education is often considered to be the foundation of a well rounded and productive society, but this belief usually stems from an underlying assumption: Those coming out of the education system will keep the cogs of society turning in order to maintain profit margins of large companies in a system that requires constant growth. Instead of encouraging creative and out-of-the-box-thinking people, today’s education paradigm tends to promote more submissive, obedient, and trained graduates, thereby ensuring that the current system is always maintained.

 

教育常常被認為是和諧富有社會的基石,但這個想法通常來自一個主要假設:教育系統產生的是能讓社會正常運轉的齒輪,為了能讓大公司們的淨利率穩定成長。今日的教育並沒有鼓勵創意和跳脫框架的思考人才,而是傾向於製造順從聽話、經過訓練的畢業生,以此確保現存的體制能一直運作。

 

What this means is that standard education is focused less on each individual and their growth and more on creating a supply of worker bees that can go out into the world and operate within the confines that the system has established. Sir Ken Robinson gave a famous TED talk in 2007 where he discussed his beliefs about how education kills creativity. This video is one of the most viewed TED talks of all time and has inspired many to rethink the way we are educating our children. Since traditional education is still taking its time with adjusting to the demands of a changing society, many are turning to homeschooling as a solution, as it allows children to explore education much like Logan did.

 

也就是說,標準教育的重點並不在每個個體與個體成長上,而是聚焦在生產「工蜂」上,這些工蜂可以散佈到全世界,並且遵照體制所建立的限制來運轉。羅賓森爵士( Sir Ken Robinson)在2007 年於TED 上的演講相當有名,在這場演講裡,他表示他相信教育扼殺了創意。這場演講影片的點閱率在TED 演講中一直是數一數二,並且啟發許多人重新思考我們對孩子的教育方式。現在依然是傳統教育的時代,但為了迎合快速改變的社會並作出調整,許多人已經將在家自學作為一種解決方法,因為在家自學可以讓孩子像羅根一樣探索不同的教育方式。

 

Currently about 3.8% of children ages 5-17 are homeschooled in the US. In Canada, that number drops to about 1%. This is a number that is expected to continue growing in both countries as more people become aware of the limitations of traditional education. Also, studies done in the U.S. and Canada show that homeschooled children outperform their peers from both private and public schools.

 

目前,全美五到十七歲的孩子中,大約有百分之3.8 的孩子在家自學。在加拿大,則是百分之一。這兩個國家的在家自學人數預計會持續上升,因為有越來越多的人察覺到傳統教育的侷限性。在美國和加拿大的許多研究都顯示,在家自學的孩子比同齡人的表現好,在私立和公立學校都是。

 

In my view, homeschooling is much more likely to create a creative, adaptive, and forward thinking person who is less conditioned to think only within the small confines of a crumbling system. Does this mean it is for everyone and that one can’t turn out that way through standard education? Of course not. I simply feel the chances are greater with homeschooling.

 

我認為,在家自學能產生富創意、具適應性、前瞻性思維的人,這樣的人較不會被限制在一個逐漸崩潰的系統思考框框裡。這代表在家自學適合每一個人嗎?標準教育無法產生那樣的人才嗎?當然不是。我只是認為在家自學有更大的機率產生那樣的人才。

 

My decision to leave school behind when I was in college came from the same beliefs I hold today about education. I felt confined within the system and I felt it wasn’t going to lead me somewhere I wanted to be. It didn’t matter whether I was studying business, engineering, marketing, or music; I did not enjoy the methods and couldn’t see a way to change things except by leaving. Despite what society would have us think, leaving education and a diploma behind was one of the greatest decisions I have ever made, as I was then able to explore and learn anything I wanted without having to worry about a rigid structure that promotes memorization and useless testing. I believe we will be okay if we leave the current education system behind and choose other methods. This isn’t to say homeschooling is for everyone, but I truly believe that a drastic — and I mean drastic — change in the way our education system functions needs to happen, and soon.

 

我的信念和對教育的看法一直沒變,從我還在大學、離開大學到現在都一樣。我在教育系統中感受到侷限性,我不覺得這個系統可以帶領我成為我想成為的人。這與我讀的科系無關,商學、工程、行銷、音樂都一樣,我並不享受這種教育的方法,而且除了離開我看不到其他改變的方法。

 

雖然社會有一套要我們遵循的思考方式,但我依然覺得離開教育系統、放下文憑是我做過的最好決定,這讓我能探索和學習所有我想要的一切,而且不用擔心提倡死記、無用考試的教育剛性結構。我相信,如果我們離開目前的教育系統,並且選擇其他方式,是不會有問題的。但並不是說在家自學適合所有人,但我真的相信,教育系統功能需要劇烈改變,而且要盡快。

 

Does Education Kill Creativity?

教育扼殺了創意?

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iG9CE55wbtY

 

 

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來源:collectiveevolution

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