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Stephen Downes

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This article describes the student experience at Ma Ka Hana Ka ʻIke, which is essentially a farm that provides hands-on vocational training in construction, agriculture, and related topics. It reminds me in a way of Kaospilot or School of Rock and similar experience-based programs. There's a lot of repetition in the article and we don't really get into any details, but it made me think: imagine we eliminated 'school' entirely and organized education around varying hands-on experiences of this sort. Not just farming, but all aspects of society, everything from culture and arts, law, business management, retail, mining and engineering, and more. Where each year, students would be located in a different milieu, perhaps five or ten over all. Just idle thinking...

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