If you were to ask someone who had been educated in a traditional American school the question “how many continents are there” you would most likely get the answer: seven. As if the number of continents was a long established fact as simple as the sky being blue. If you asked someone who had been educated in Mexico the same question, you would most likely get a different response. The number of continents there are, is not set in stone and changes depending where in the world you happen to ask.
In my experience, Sudbury students are not as attached to finding the one correct answer, and are more interested in understanding the complex truth. This is a great aid when it comes to philosophy, art or ethics, where “the one correct answer” can be almost unheard of.