What are the pros and cons of open learning vis-à-vis conventional schooling?

  1. Pros: 
    • Learning is based on a child’s interest
    • Space to both explore many interests as well as deep dive into one or few – at any age.
    • Wide range of life skills as the child leads their own self, social, and learning journey including the ongoing cycle of planning, doing and reflecting. 
    • So many options for the child / family including going to college, doing interest based internships, etc. 

Cons: Some people believe that conventional education is safer in terms of career choice (though this is more a belief, not necessarily a statistical reality as just a degree does not guarantee a good job or successful career).

Suggested Resources: Slide Show:  Comparison with Conventional Education and Video: Advantages of Open Learning