Playing with Firebrands
Playing with Firebrands is a suite of interactions with the purpose of empowering students in public education.
Our education system isn't designed for what students want to learn. As a result, many students graduate without a clear sense of their passions or purpose.
Curriculum is top-down, and in the US, STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) are pushed by a government agenda. Students have very little say in how they're going to spend the typical 12+ years of their lives in school. The result is that many students leave education without a clear path for what they want to do, and more critically, who they want to become. How might we challenge the traditional model for public education to encourage and develop impassioned students?
Progressive Education believes education should accommodate the holistic needs of a child - including physical, emotional, and developmental. However, these practices are often limited to privatized education. The objective is to bring some of the best practices of progressive education to a larger audience.