Spielraum21 is a private school recognized by the state that shows one of the many ways in which education in the 21st century could take place in both public and private schools taking advantage of the room offered by the curriculum21. In its concept, the school combines the results of current education and research of the game. Children themselves decide how, with whom and with what they learn, oriented to interest and context. They also deepen self-defined interests in a project based learning approach and receive support to do so. The learning supervisor establishes an impulse each morning in class according to the curriculum21. After that, the children decide for themselves whether to take them on board or pursue their previous interests.
In this interview we talk to Tamar Widmer co-founder and teacher at the school, about how we can uncover the magic behind the curriculum and why it is important for the parents to know more about it in order to be able to work together with the school.