If we look around in the world of design, we find a lot of modular objects. Legos, furniture from IKEA, cars - just a couple of examples. They are all built from several different components, and most of these can be repaired, changed or replaced individually if required. Why can’t we implement this method in other systems - systems like education? Can we shape education according to individual needs? Our answer is 'yes, we can'. Check out our video.
The main idea of the modular system is to create a learning path from smaller units. Each module follows the child’s individual goals and interests while at the same time it is corresponding with the required subjects in the educational framework. What does this mean in reality? If the requirement in the framework is “to solve a problem with a spreadsheet”, the kids can practice this in numerous ways. But in order to understand what are these problems the students are interested in, we need to take a closer look on how each learning unit is structured and implemented. We can learn very similar data manipulation skills by looking at the correlation of decreasing death rates and the growing numbers of self-driven cars on the road or checking the relationship between the carbon monoxide levels of each country and their GDP growth rate.
The Number of Learning Units Are Infinite.
The main idea of the modular learning is to be able to adjust to the changes, while creating a transparent structure for learning and supporting individual development within the microschool environment.
So even though our boundaries are the same, the number of learning units (the brick-stones of learning paths) are infinite.