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How Elon Musk is educating his children


How Elon Musk is educating his children Quartz

Source: http://qz.com/414326/how-elon-musk-is-ed...

If you want to teach children how engines work, he says, you wouldn’t want to first teach them all about wrenches and all about screwdrivers. You would show them the engine, and ask how they would take it apart. “Then a very important thing happens, which is that the relevance of the tools becomes apparent,” he says in the interview.

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So basically teach critical thinking and the importance of tools?

Musk describes a school without the traditional grade structure of American primary education, with the goal of catering to students’ aptitudes not by arbitrary schedules but in real time, and using problem-solving methods to teach critical thinking.

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