Why don't more schools teach this way, especially in the lower grades? There is a University that is founded on just this principle: http://www.stjohnscollege.edu/ Comments welcome on whether you think this is a good or bad education. http://www.takingchildrenseriously.com/tcs_and_karl_popper I liked this quote: "In "Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance" Robert M Pirsig recalls his experience of teaching rhetoric to students at college. He took the approach of not marking his students' essays or indeed giving them any grades whatsoever with the effect that the students realised (eventually) that they could recognise the quality of their essays themselves, and improvement naturally followed. "Essay" is a good word, of course, with its origin in the French "to try". I believe it is within us all to enjoy the trying much more than the empty receiving of good grades, and if children learn at an early age in this way, that is all to the good. Well done TCS!"