For multiple decades, we have been adopting the so-called one-size-fits-all learning framework in our educational system across the globe. With this framework, students are divided into different levels often in accordance with their seniority, and each level is further divided into so-called class rooms, in each of which 20 to 30 students are placed to learn a subject.
Now, many readers may be wondering what this learning framework has to do with travelling at all. Well, as I have briefly mentioned in one of my previous blogs (WHAT DOES TRAVEL FOR LEARNING MEAN?), I believe travelling as one form of learning can allow us to utilise our sensors to interact with the social, economic and demographic environments of a different location. In contrary, the traditional one-size-fits-all learning framework cannot allow us to achieve such sensory and interactive experiences we can potentially gain from travelling.
As such, the fundamental belief I have, especially now days with the rapid advancement of information and communication technology, is that our traditional way of education is becoming obsolete, and educational institutions must shift their focus more onto allowing students to gain sensory and interactive experiences. How may we achieve this for students? Well, I believe travelling may be one of the keys to achieving it.