When someone wants to learn how to play basketball, you don’t hand them a history book of the sport.
No, you give them a basketball, go to a court and start shooting.
Little by little, you make the challenge a little more complex. Explain the rules, teach them how to dribble, where to stand, what to aim for…
This is the ideal model for education: Experience.
Experience is something we all crave for. This is why when we find something that we are truly passionate about, we are engaged.
Schooling is the complete opposite. Schooling requires us to follow instructions, do what we are told, memorize what is on the test, get an A, repeat. No wonder students are not enrolled in the process.
Your education is separate from schooling. With each experience, we become more educated.