Peter: In fact, it’s been very interesting to watch over the last 10 years also, more and more emphasise in the U.S and I think around the world is what people called early learning. 2-4 years old, because clearly from brain, development stand of point, very important time, so subjective education is, obviously very important. The contemporary Chinese, word for education, didn’t even exist in China 150 years ago. It came to China from the west. So in a sense, our responsibility as parents, as teachers, as citizens, is to help young human beings, grow and develop as human beings, not to be educated.
In our societies, we appreciate a person who can find his/her one true calling, pick one interest, stick to it and finally succeed in the professional field. For a person who has passion with many different things, our cultures teach us that this is wrong or abnormal. However, Emilie Wapnick has a new perspective that having interests in doing different things is beautiful and she calls this type of person is a "multipotentialite".
Life-wide Learning (LWL) experiences are a whole-person development program for equipping students to face the fast-changing world in the 21st century. Life-wide Learning is crucial as well as school-based learning that they are the keys to students’ success. Students can choose a wide range of activities based on their interests and strengths. LWL experience can cover five aspects of development, including aesthetic development, career-related experiences, community service, civic and global education and physical development.