World Class Learners: Educating Creative and Entrepreneurial Learners by Youg Zhao

Freedom to Learn

  • Our national dropout rate of about 25% is fed by boredom. The top two sources are material wasn’t interesting (81%) and the lack of relevance (42%). Even many of the students who succeed don’t enjoy learning. Allowing students the freedom to choose what to do in school helps children learn to take initiatives, a necessary quality of the entrepreneurial spirit. Instead, children become followers who learn to conform and to find the correct answers expected by adults. Children start being curious and innovative and come out cautious and compliant.
  • Depriving children of the opportunities to be exposed to arts, music, field trips, and sports in order to focus on the prescribed and assessed curriculum leads to an impoverished education. Research has shown that student voice has a positive effect on the school culture, increased student engagement, and overall improvement in children’s well-being.
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