Is learning outside of school really a viable option for students? I am personally very against this idea as i feel schools should be providing adaptions for students. Schooling i believe is very important as a child not even based on learning as more of a way to understand society. When in school you meet many new friends and begin to understand how friendship, relationships, and even people you dislike work. You begin to understand the real world and what type of people you will be dealing with for your whole life. That being said I think after middle school students should be able to decide for themselves what path they should go down.
Its very possible to learn and be a very “successful” person while teaching yourself outside of school especially in the world of vast information we live in today. My issue with this is its hard to get a job to support yourself without even a high school degree in the real world. Most business look at it as a form tat you were able to finish the tasks placed before you as well as you being responsible enough to finish what the world defines as required information you need to learn. The problem isn’t what your learning outside of the classroom its the pieces of paper you need to “prove your worth” to society.
We as teachers need to make school a more viable option for all students regarding what they wish to do in their future. That being said int his class we did a Independent learning project with broad guidelines put in place by our teacher. This would be a good way to start and research more classes and other things we should implicate to help these students prepare for the careers they want over just the courses many of the students will need to take to college with them. We also need to allow our students to be more independent and creative in their work in order to help them pursue the information that will be useful to them in their future.
I feel like school is very important for many of the social skills you will need to get through life, that being said i think you have the ability to learn more and attractive more when being guided into what really matters for you as a students. We should provide less requirements or types of courses you need to graduate and more on the level of the courses. This is something we as teachers should push for in a world that has accesses to the amount of information we have just in our pockets.