For those wondering what unschooling is, it’s where children learn from experience rather than curriculum and structured learning. The term was originally created by John Holt, who is looked at as the “father” of unschooling. I learn this way somewhat, though I also do a lot of structured learning as well. They learn from experience so they do things and observe how things are done in the world, and learn from that.
Why Do People Unschool?
It’s not that foreign when you think about it; when teens or even adults start to become more independant and start to work or go places without their parents or guardians, they tend to learn how to act and what to do by themselves because they need to in order to be a member of the world around us. They do it out of necessity, but unschoolers do it before it becomes a necessity so it comes naturally when that time does come to be more independant.=
What Does A Typical Day Look Like?
A day in the life may be a regular day for anyone else. It might include going to the store, or they may scoot off on a field-trip somewhere. Remember, they learn from experience so they do things and observe how things are done in the world, and learn from that. A guy named Leo Babauta wrote a blog article about some of things he does with his kids, and that’s something that might help because it comes from a “real unschooler” and I’m sort of a part time unschooler. If this helps, you may want to check out other Unschooler’s blogs here.
Meg is a self-proclaimed bookworm with a fascination for the written word and foreign languages. By the time she graduates, she hopes to have at least one of her on-going works published. To see Meg's book reviews, visit http://youngadultbookworm.wordpress.com/.