“What is school for?”, it sounds like a simple question, but what I had an answer is to learn some knowledge and do a good man, including obeying laws and moral rules. Seth Godin just broke my idea into pieces and dragged me into thinking about the question deeply. What is the real purpose of the school? He gave several points for the question. I can’t remember all of them. One of answers is to teach your kids how to connect dots but not ask them to remember the facts. The idea really helps me realize how you can get freedom in studying. Recently, I read a blog which talks about the freedom of schools. In that blog, the author advocates that students should be cultivated have independent thinking and skepticism spirits in learning. To be more essential, if we want to pursue the truth, we need to have the courage to challenge existing results in a rational way but not always follow up and only say “yes”. His another answer is to educate students to persist in your own idea in front of a skeptical authority figure. It may not be a short-term stand but be a long-term strategy to convince others about your opinions.
Based on the above arguments, we know school is not an engineer factory. For different students, there will be unique ways to guide them but not only in a stereotypical way. I knew it was impossible for school to implement the practice currently after considering the cost and effort. But for faculties, they can have the sense to help students open their mind to define themselves. For students, they should keep them being innovative and eager to the truth but not only the knowledge from the textbook.