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What is "UN-schooling?"

I've heard of home schooling but what is un-schooling??

 
SabrinaMBowen

Asked by SabrinaMBowen at 5:01 PM on Feb. 5, 2009 in General Parenting

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  • Unschooling is teaching through experiences. Learning fractions through cooking, measuring, building. Learning English and grammar through reading and writing. Look up child lead learning or google unschooling. :)
    SusieD250

    Answer by SusieD250 at 5:32 PM on Feb. 5, 2009

  • Teaching a child through everything you do rather then in a formal enviroment
    mamahelvete

    Answer by mamahelvete at 5:04 PM on Feb. 5, 2009

  • it is un-teaching (teaching the oppsite) of all the thing the school taught that you think are "bad" for your child
    bi-polarmommy

    Answer by bi-polarmommy at 5:11 PM on Feb. 5, 2009

  • I think Bi-Polarmommy has the wrong idea here.
    Krysta622

    Answer by Krysta622 at 5:13 PM on Feb. 5, 2009

  • Approaches to unschooling vary greatly. Basically, though, it's using less of the texbook/school-type learning and using more of the hands-on, experience-based, and child-led learning.

    I unschool to a degree. We do have textbooks, and use our English & math textbooks as they were intended ---- but use our history & science textbooks as more of a guide & reference than our main teaching tool.

    Instead, I let my child tell me what he is interested in -- and that's what we study that week using the text, educational tv, educational internet sites, experiments, arts/crafts, field trips, hands-on projects, etc.

    Laura1229

    Answer by Laura1229 at 5:44 PM on Feb. 5, 2009

  • unschooling is dumb. Public school got us all this far ain't it good enough for your kid?
    lstrickland

    Answer by lstrickland at 7:45 PM on Feb. 5, 2009

  • Unschooling is a type of education which bases learning on the needs, interests and goals of the student. Unschoolers also refer to unschooling as child-led learning, natural learning, discovery learning, child-directed learning, or autodidactic learning.

    Unschooling begins with the child's inherent curiosity and develops onward, as an expansion of the child's own personal needs and interests.

    Generally, unschooling is done at home without a curriculum. Unschoolers generally believe that children can learn better at home than in school, namely due to the authoritarianism and lack of individuality in institutional schooling.



    ( lstrickland)- No unschooling is not DUMB you are dumb and self righteous for stating such an ignorant comment that you know nothing about.


    School (in my opinion) is PRISON , just add a barb wired fence and a guard tower and there you have it, a miniature prison for children.
    prettymama0607

    Answer by prettymama0607 at 9:12 PM on Feb. 5, 2009

  • unschooling is dumb. Public school got us all this far ain't it good enough for your kid?


    no, it's not, and no, it's not.

    autodidact

    Answer by autodidact at 9:48 PM on Feb. 5, 2009

  • bi-polarmommy it is un-teaching (teaching the oppsite) of all the thing the school taught that you think are "bad" for your child


    no, it's not. it's child-led learning. for some kids, by the way, that means workbooks and textbooks.

    autodidact

    Answer by autodidact at 9:50 PM on Feb. 5, 2009

  • Unschooling is not "dumb".  The "No Child Left Behind Act" was dumb.  We should all take more initiative in our children's education and if that means unschooling is the best way for our children to learn then that's the best route for that child.  For the person who said "unschooling is dumb. Public school got us all this far ain't it good enough for your kid?"  Let's just look at your answer - public schools did you a lot of justice - you can't capitalize and you use ain't in a sentence.  Fine example of how public schools are NOT good enough.eye rollingThanks for the example.

    dylan-2-mom

    Answer by dylan-2-mom at 1:54 PM on Feb. 11, 2009