Learning on the Road 世界就是一所最好的學校 An 11-year-old Australian goes to school in a very different classroom. 澳洲一位十一歲的孩子上學與眾不同。
It’s often said that one of the best methods of learning is through experience and travel. Still, most people pursue a traditional classroom education, with travel being just a luxury. But that doesn’t mean there aren’t those who do things a little differently. For 11-year-old Louis Johnston of Adelaide, Australia, the world is truly his classroom. His mother, Ruth, sold all their possessions in order to give her son a more worldly education. They set off around the world in 2012. Starting in Fiji, they’ve managed to make it to 65 countries, with no sign of slowing down any time soon. They tried to live off as little as £25 per day, though sometimes they had to rely on the kindness of strangers for a hot meal or a place to sleep. What the Johnstons are doing is questionable for some. Louis doesn’t do any traditional schooling, but as Ruth says, when he’s doing currency▼ conversions▼, that’s math. When he’s planning their next stop, he’s learning geography and time management skills, and when visiting historical places, he’s learning about history. What’s next for this sightseeing duo? More traveling, of course! They want to reach a total of 100 countries within the next three years.