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FEE.ORG – Envision a school that is not compulsory or coercive, that is a completely student-directed educational environment. I toured one of those last week. Two years ago I read Peter Gray’s Free to Learn: Why Unleashing the Instinct to Play Will Make Our Children Happier, More Self-Reliant, and Better Students for Life, largely a manifesto […]

How the Market Can Redeem the University

Posted: 15th April 2018 by SouthernWatchman in Education, FEE, markets, SouthernWatch, university
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FEE.ORG – The Dilemma: Colleges and universities are increasingly relying on adult learners, students from corporate partnerships, online learners, and first-generation higher education participants to fill their enrollment needs. Yet, much of the academic fare is still traditional—or structured for a novice scholar. A recent Wall Street Journal article, More Companies Teach Workers What Colleges […]

Comments Off on Purpose-Driven Learning Is the Only Kind that Lasts

FEE.ORG – Do you remember sentence-diagramming in school? I do. It was the onerous process of breaking apart individual sentences into their component parts and identifying those parts, like the subject, the verb, the modifiers, and so on.  By the time sentence-diagramming was introduced in elementary school, I had learned how to play the game […]