Editor-in-chief of Make magazine knows a bit about education
The ideal educational environment for kids, observes Peter Gray, a professor of psychology . . . is one that includes “the opportunity to mess around with objects of all sorts, and to try to build things.”
© 2010 Mark Frauenfelder, School for Hackers, Atlantic 306(3): 44 (October 2010)
Frauenfelder recognizes that the education establishment won’t soon be swayed in this direction. So his article points to other opportunities for kids and adults-who-are-still-kids to learn by building things.
One of the reasons I like rural (to quasi-rural) life is that it allows me the opportunity to go outside almost every day and manipulate (fix, “prune,” inadvertently destroy, or find new uses for) machines, objects, and living gizmos.