Ciro believes that the only thing students must be forced to learn is to speak read and write English and that a teacher's main job after that is to help students find their next big goals and also ties into the backward design philosophy.
Everything else, the student must choose.
This idea is generally known as self-directed learning.
This is most notable in University entry examinations of poor countries, where students often have to waste one extra year of their lives to go through preparation for the useless university entry exams. And then, surprise surprise, if they actually get in, they find that this is not what they really wanted to do, and they just go through to the end miserably because they understandably they don't want to risk another year of their lives.
And importantly: It must be easy to change your area of study.
Steve Jobs's university dropout stories from Steve Jobs' 2005 Stanford Commencement Address also come to mind.
- Academia is broken
- Advanced Placement
- Ainan Celeste Cawley
- Backward design
- Ciro Santilli's Homepage
- École Polytechnique
- Free gifted education
- Gallatin School of Individualized Study
- How to diagnose a genius by Wilhelm Ostwald (1909)
- Group students by interest, not by age
- Help students achieve their goal
- It must be easy to change your area of study
- Level: Asian
- Molecular Sciences Course of the University of São Paulo
- Desired social impact
- University lecture notes
- Self-directed learning
- Students must be allowed to progress as fast as they want
- University entry quotas