- Students aged 11-15 in the UK participated in a free learning experiment and used the given time to work on a variety of projects ranging from artwork to rockets.
- Ideas for free learning in the classroom were inspired by companies that allow time for employees to pursue projects of their own interest.
- Bebbington proposes that free learning should be implemented in more schools and provides methods as well as existing companies that would help to achieve this.
From the article:
What do the companies 3M and Google have in common? They all give their employees pockets of time to work on what they are curious about. In this time, they have complete autonomy over how they work, who they work with and what they experiment with. Ironically, given this freedom, they tend to work on creative solutions that will benefit their company – a win-win situation if ever there was one. ...