YES! What a fantastic summary of what I have been thinking education should look like. This video summarizes education that takes place in the form of “design projects”. Much like passion projects, project based learning, authentic opportunities… etc.
The following is part of my educational philosophy: “By encouraging my students to take more ownership for what and how they learn at school, they will develop leadership, responsibility, work ethic, time management skills, and many other essentials skills that will help them find success throughout their lives. This can be implemented through passion-based learning opportunities that stimulate authentic tasks carried out by professionals in various fields. In these instances, students must be given space to make mistakes and build understanding on their own. Critical thinking skills will be nurtured through tasks in my classroom that push students to their limits. My goal is to have students be comfortable facing new tasks and being able to use their critical thinking and problem solving skills to navigate.”
Essentially these design projects help students to find meaning in their education and in the process they are developing key skills necessary for their success in whatever they choose to do.