The other afternoon on the way home, I read a great article on the train. It was inspiring: a school with no grades, no exams, and minimal sitting at desks.
When faced with the options for her twins post graduation from a Steiner school (where students graduate at age 14), actor Tilda Swinton decided to co-found a school for 14 – 17 year olds in Scotland, following the Waldorf/Steiner model of education. The emphasis is on practical learning; one example of a learning activity was building a canoe. Physics, maths, geometry, chemistry – connected learning and collaboration are rolled into an authentic, real-life learning experience. Read the full article (well worth it).
I wonder how students graduating from non-traditional schools would cope and adjust to current higher educational institutions?