Saturday, September 05, 2009

Unschooling

From home schooling to 'unschooling' -- baltimoresun.com: "Unschooling incorporates every facet of a child's life into the education process, allowing a child to follow his passions and learn at his own pace, year-round. And it assumes that an outing at the park - or even hours spent playing a video game - can be just as valuable a teaching resource as Hooked on Phonics."

Why do I get the feeling my parents would never have gone for this?

6 comments:

Seepy Benton said...

I wonder how many people flunk home schooling.

Deb said...

Oh yeah, this will end well.

Gerard Saylor said...

Was it Hobbes who theorized a child would learn on his own in nature? I had a college professor who said how that theory was tested in Engladn in the '50s or '60s and the school ended up more as Lord of the Flies than Oxford.

Cap'n Bob Napier said...

Prefessor Harold Hill's think method of learning music would work well in this environment.

Jerry House said...

I don't think it's being done on purpose, but a lot of public schools seem to be working on this theory.


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Dale Dentn said...

As long as it is learning at the kid's own rate, albeit in an unstructured manner, but with interested and involved parents working with the children, and probably steering them to some extent. it could work, though it is fraught with the concern of having large gaps of knowledge lost to them. Also, if the parents aren't interested and involved and... Read More providing some sort of discipline, then it is an abject failure, though that could be said of any form of home-schooling, and even within public schools for that matter.