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Hackschooling – an education that focuses on achieving long term happiness

Food for thought. An inspiring presentation by a young proponent of home schooling with a manifesto for a refocusing education on the skills needed to achieve long term happiness. This presentation shows some great examples of innovative ways education can be taken from the classroom into the real world of work and nature to make “it real” and motivate and inspire the student. Eight core topics of this new approach to education are listed as:

  • Exercise
  • Nutrition
  • Relationships
  • Stress management
  • Spirituality
  • Recreation
  • Charity
  • Time spent in nature

These eight items were identified as therapeutic lifestyle changes for improving mental health by Roger Walsh (2011). Enjoy!