I also wonder - who were these kids in school? What was their favourite subject and did any of their teachers reach them - ever? How can school compete with the thrills they get from doing what they are doing in this film? I laughed when he said that the jumping as far from the wall was getting boring...right...maths must have been absolutely comatose inducing.
I did some learning on the PYP program today and this video reminded me of a number of the profiles, and I wonder if they were created with these young men in mind?
Risk taker comes to mind pretty quick,
Inquirer also applies - how can I use this equipment to create a different rush? How and what can I modify and what will be the effect?
Reflective - "able to assess their strengths and limitations". This is a life and death reflection.
Open Minded - certainly open to new experiences and challenges
Thinkers - they exercise intiative in applying thinking skills critically and creatively - not so sure about the reasoned decisions though.
Principled - Take responsibility for their own actions and the consequences - not much choice in this one really.
Knowledgeable - they need to know about physics, fabric, skiiing, kinesthetics, gravity....
Communicators - they understand and express ideas and information confidently and creatively - someone had to come up with this idea, talk about it and persuade someone else to do it with them.
Caring - I am sure they would care if something didn't go right. Maybe they fall down a bit in this area, this free flying is a purely selfish action.
So - do these young men fit the perfect IB Learner Profile???
Is it close?