Roger Teel Posted about 2 years ago What are the advantages/disadvantages of learning models that exist outside of traditional educational institutions? True education doesn't take place in a classroom where students are taught a specific set of standards that allows them to achieve a grade, but in the real world, where they learn how to apply whatever skills they have and are required to adapt to a work setting where they are expected to produce something. What that something is is irrelevant. Achieving higher altruistic goals, self-enlightenment, and a sense of fulfillment are products of self-esteem that really begins with a person's sense of worth gained in earlier family or peer settings. While we cannot construct an ideal world, we can create educational opportunities where ideas from all people can spring forth and take us to higher levels of understanding. What we have now is an outdated caste system that rewards wealth and equates success to materialistic achievement.