Hackschooling?

31 Jan 2014 by Aditi Galande, No Comments »

The most common question adults ask children is, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” 13-year-old Logan LaPlante wants to be healthy and happy. At an early age, his parents dropped him from school and now he is a leader in a new generation that is questioning the traditional education system. With the support of his parents he decided to ‘hack’ the education system and develop his own curriculum which includes weekly work experience in an industry he is passionate about and at least one day a week is spent entirely outside.

“The concept is that education, like everything else, is open to being hacked or improved, not just by  working within the current system, but by going outside the educational  establishment to find better ways to accomplish the same goals.  The  most innovative entrepreneurs are people who are able to hack the status  quo and create something completely new.  The concept is summarized in  this quote by Buckminster Fuller, “You never change things by fighting  the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes  the existing model obsolete,” which is written on http://www.hackschooling.net/.

With over 3 million views on his Ted Talk about why he’s ‘hackschooling’, more and more people are joining him and his goal to change the education system for better.

 

To learn more about hackschooling you can visit http://www.hackschooling.net/

And to learn more about Logan LaPlante visit http://about.me/loganlaplante

13-year-old Logan LaPlante during a Ted Talk in February, last year.

13-year-old Logan LaPlante during a Ted Talk in February, last year.

 

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