Die Nachhaltigkeitsakademie Kristallquelle widmet sich aufgrund der Gegebenheiten in erster Linie dem Netzwerken und der Informationsweitergabe über Projekte und über das Kulturschaffen in der Region. Sie veranstaltet Stammtische, Vorträge, Workshops, Seminare, Aktionstage, Kulturtage, Lesungen… Es gibt jedoch keine regelmäßigen Bildungsbetrieb mit Kursen oder anderen Lehrveranstaltungen. Sollte Bedarf entstehen, wäre dies natürlich möglich. Inwieweit die Aufsätze der Kristallquelle ein Bildungsbeitrag zu werten sind, darüber lässt sich diskutieren. Jedenfalls versuchen wir, mit dem Gesamtpaket von Webauftritt bis Stammtisch unseren Informationsbeitrag zu leisten. Hier einige ältere Beiträge.
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SCHULGRÜNDUNGEN IM SÜDBURGENLAND
Thomas Diezl commented on Schetinin, die ganz andere Schule / Nebenbei: Zehn mal schnelleres Lernen – Das ist die Zukunft…
In ganz Österreich, Deutschland, Finnland, Italien, Schweiz… werden zur Zeit aktiv an über 30 Schulgründungen nach dem Vorbild Schetinin gearbeitet.
Zwei Schulgründungsteams gibt es im Burgenland:
Raum Pinkafeld und Umfeld (Oberwart, Oberschützen, Kirchschlag, …)
Heidelinde Haller, + 43 680 3349 632, hallerheid [at gmx.at
Raum Stegersbach und Umfeld
Rita van der Vorst, + 43 664 3911 787, gutleben-rita [at] aon.at
Eine bestehende Schule gibt es seit 2014 in Klagenfurt.
Wir danken Herrn Thomas Diezl sehr herzlich für diese Informationen!
Logan Laplante is a 13 year-old boy who was taken out of the education system to be home schooled instead. Not only was he home schooled, but Logan had the ability to tailor his education to his interests and also his style of learning, something traditional education does not offer. As Logan has mentioned, when he grows up he wants to be happy and healthy. At a TEDx talk in 2013, he discussed how hacking his education is helping him achieve that goal.
Logan’s story can be seen in a similar light as Jacob Barnett‘s story who was first put in Special Ed by his school until he was pulled out of standard education and is now seen as an incredibly intelligent young person who is on track to winning a Nobel Prize one day.
Hackschooling makes me happy: Logan LaPlante at TEDxUniversityofNevada
More on Education & Homeschooling
Education is often considered the foundation for creating a well rounded and productive society, but this belief usually stems from being sure that those coming out of the education system are able to keep the cogs of society turning in order to maintain profit margins of large companies in a system that requires constant growth. Instead of having creative and out-of-the-box-thinking people, the current style of education creates more submissive, obedient and trained graduates so the current system is always maintained.
What this means is that standard education is focused less on each individual and their growth and more on creating a supply of worker bees that can go out into the world and follow within the confines the system sets out. Sir Ken Robinson gave a famous TED talk in 2007 where he discussed his beliefs about how education kills creativity. This TED talk is one of the most viewed TED talks of all time and has inspired many to re-think the way we are educating our children. Since traditional education is still taking its time with adjusting, many are turning to homeschooling as a solution as it allows children to explore education much like Logan did.
Currently about 3.8% of children ages 5 – 17 are home schooled in the US. In Canada, that number drops to about 1%. This is a number that is expected to continue growing in both countries as more see the limitations of our current education system. Also, studies done in the US and Canada show that home schooled children out perform their peers from both private and public schools.
In my view, home schooling is much more likely to create a creative, adaptive, and forward thinking person who is less conditioned to think only within the small confines of a crumbling system. Does this mean it is for everyone and that one can’t turn out that way through standard education? No, I simply feel the chances are far greater with homeschooling.
My decision to leave school behind when I was in college came from the same beliefs I hold today about education. I felt confined within the system and I felt it wasn’t going to lead me somewhere I wanted to be. It didn’t matter whether I was studying business, engineering, marketing or music, I did not enjoy the methods and couldn’t see a way to change things except by leaving. Aside from what society would make us think, leaving education and a diploma behind was one of the greatest decisions I have ever made as I was then able to explore and learn anything I wanted without having to worry about a rigid structure which promotes memorization and useless testing. I believe we will be OK if we leave the current education system behind and choose other methods. This isn’t to say homeschool is for everyone, but I truly believe that a drastic, and I mean drastic, change in the way our education system functions needs to happen, and soon.
Does Education Kill Creativity?
Sir Ken Robinson: Do schools kill creativity?
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