Self-motivated learning has long been a philosophical ideal in education, and with good reason. People pursue goals, retain information, and feel more satisfaction in projects where they can identify meaning and purpose. Enter the use of “Passion Projects.” “Passion Projects” encourage individuals to ask questions, pursue personal interests, engage in research, and then CREATE something related to their new knowledge. They are quickly becoming a part of many schools, universities, and business development companies. Even Google incorporates a “genius hour” with their employees to encourage innovative development.
This month, in my North Phoenix Mom’s Blog article, I share how you can use passion projects at home to fuel the passion of learning in your home.