Educating a Society of Hackers

If you’re reading this right now, chances are you’re an experienced hacker.

You may not be a coding wiz or even particularly knowledgeable about computers, but if you’ve ever used a clever shortcut to accomplish something in an unconventional way, then you’ve successfully employed a “hack.” Ever used old food containers to store your non-food items? Or placed your phone in a cup to amplify the sound? Congratulations! You’re a hacker.

From computer hacks to life hacks, our society has become saturated with innovative timesaving techniques. People are accustomed to looking at problems through unconventional lenses, essentially hacking the system to get things done in more effective and efficient ways. The evolution of this new style of problem solving has required teaching styles to evolve as well, leaving old-school education methods to fall by the wayside.

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