Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Food for Thought on "Unschooling" or Freedom in Learning

Wow, were these 4 articles/blogposts ever interesting...

Children Educate Themselves I: Outline of Some of the Evidence

Children Educate Themselves II: We All Know That’s True for Little Kids

Children Educate Themselves III: The Wisdom of Hunter-Gatherers

Children Educate Themselves IV: Lessons from Sudbury Valley

1 comment:

  1. It is a good theory for kids, especially when they are young. That's why I've always liked the Montessori approach to preschool. It's all about a prepared environment and letting the kids explore it.
    I think this can be taken out of context though and people can use it as an excuse not to do anything with their children. Unschooling doesn't mean you don't have to teach them anything. They still need a rich environment. They will learn from what is around them whether it is good, bad, or heaven forbid, nothing at all.

    Great links! They are really interesting.