The factory model of education is outdated, so what's next?
- Conventional schooling was largely designed with an industrial-revolution mindset.
- However, this factory model of education doesn't hold up today. Our access to technology allows learning to happen beyond the conventional classroom.
- Unschooling serves as a reinvention of education that invites students to indulge in their natural curiosity on their individual path to knowledge.
About The Author
Kerry McDonald is a Senior Education Fellow at the Foundation for Economic Education and author of “Unschooled: Raising Curious, Well-Educated Children Outside the Conventional Classroom” (Chicago Review Press, 2019). Her articles have appeared in the Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Newsweek, NPR, Education Next, and Reason Magazine, among others. She has an Ed.M. from Harvard University and a B.A. in economics from Bowdoin College.
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