Resource description[edit | edit source]
Unschooling is an educational philosophy and practice that considers traditional schooling as possibly detrimental to a person's education. Unschooling is usually classified as a subcategory of homeschooling that does not use a fixed curriculum. Without any curriculum dictating a student’s learning path, the child is free to explore what he or she finds naturally interesting.
Readings[edit | edit source]
- Deschooling our Lives ed. Matt Hern
- Deschooling Society by Ivan Illich
- The Teenage Liberation Handbook by Grace Llewelyn
- Weapons of Mass Instruction by w:John Taylor Gatto
- The Underground History of Public Education by John Taylor Gatto
- Dumbing Us Down by John Taylor Gatto
- Savage Inequalities by Jonathon Kozol
- Free Schools by Jonathon Kozol
- Teach Your Own by John Holt
- Networked Learning
- School is a prison -- and damaging our kids, Peter Gray, Salon, Aug 26, 2013
- "Longer school years aren't the answer. The problem is school itself. Compulsory teach-and-test simply doesn't work."
- Unschooling, the case for setting your kids into the wild, Ben Hewitt, Outside, August 12, 2014
- "We Don't Need No Education, at least not of the traditional, compulsory, watch-the-clock-until-the-bell-rings kind. As a growing movement of unschoolers believe, a steady diet of standardized testing and indoor inactivity is choking the creativity right out of our kids. The alternative: set 'em free."
Projects[edit | edit source]
- Homeschooling will begin an index of resources for parents who practice homeschooling.
- Learning by failing
See also[edit | edit source]
- The Barrington Collective
- North Star: Self-Directed Learning for Teens
- w:Minimally invasive education
References[edit | edit source]
- "Unschooling: The popular natural learning alternative". Homeschool Base. Retrieved 2017-04-28.