New York Times writer Thomas Friedman recently posted an article that addresses the value in learning to be innovative. In particular, Friedman discusses the Finnish education system. which has been gaining attention as a framework that the rest of the world ought to be considering in efforts to develop 21st Century skills in young people.
For our part, Life Well Spent has spent much of the past ten months implementing a student-directed, inquiry-based learning model in high school Business Studies courses. As these projects wrap up over the next few weeks, we will look forward to sharing images and anecdotes from our most recent experience in encouraging teenagers to take the wheel of their own learning.