Education is a major sector recognised globally. Some individuals have adopted unique ways of teaching and what to teach. This has changed learning from being confined in a traditional classroom.
Learning can take place anywhere in the world. It can take place in a boat, train and a bomb shelter.
Great thinkers in the world have come up with some unique and weird schools with unique structures and unusual practices you cannit imagine you are on the ground.
These unique schools have been established to ensure that every child acquires quality education to help them to fulfil their potential, keep them safe, fight poverty and inequality in society.
The unusual schools in the world with amazing structures and syllabi include:
1. The Train Platform Schools
These schools are found in India and classes take place in a train. They help marginalised children who can not access education due to financial constraints to acquire education.
This initiative has so far offered education to over 4000 children in India.
Unique Feature: Classes take place on a train and schools are brought to children who cannot afford education.
2. The Makoko floating school, Nigeria.
The Makoko Floating School was developed in Lagos, Nigeria in 2013. The was abandoned in March 2016 oner safety concerns. Unfortunately, it collapsed in a storm in June the same year
Unique Feature: The school floats on water and can accommodate about 100 learners.
3. World’s Greenest School, Indonesia.
The school is located on the island of Bali in the republic of Indonesia. The focus in this school is student-centred education.
Unique Feature: The school is sustained wholly by natural resources and all its structures are built from bamboo.
4. Cubical School Denmark.
The curriculum is designed in such a way that students are nurtured to be producers and communicators.
Unique Feature: The school has ‘Drum’ sections where learners can sit and think.
5. The School of the real world, USA.
Here students learn in the real world.
Unique Feature: The school allows learners to focus on whatever they want to focus
6. The school of silicon valley.
Serves as a global Centre for high technology and innovation.
Unique Feature: They have high tech equipment to improve the creativity of students. The syllabus is strictly against traditional approaches.
7. The Brightest Elementary School, Sweden.
Unique Feature: Have turned corridors into libraries.
8. Trabajo Ya Spain.
The school was established in Spain and is the first school in the world whose curriculum offers professional instruction on how to sell your body for money.
Unique Feature: Curriculum provides only professional courses in prostitution.
9. Gender Neutral School, Sweden.
In this school, teachers avoid the use of the pronouns “him” and “her” when talking to the children. Instead, the teachers refer to them as “friends”, by their first names, or as “hen” – a genderless pronoun.
Unique Feature: The pronouns like he, she, her, him are not used. All genders are treated equally.
10. Sudbury School, USA.
In these schools, there are no teachers, no class, and no homework
Unique Feature: The students decide how to evaluate themselves, what they wish to study, how to do it and when to do it.
These are just but a few examples of unique and weird schools in the world.