- An educational method/philosophy that rejects compulsory school as a primary means for learning.
- Unschoolers learn through life experiences.
- Such experiences include: Play, games, household chores, personal interest and curiosity.
- Other experiences include: Internships/work experience, travel, books, family, mentors/social interaction.
- Encourages exploration of activities initiated by children, believing the more personal the more meaningful.
While courses may be taken unschool questions:
- The usefulness of curricula
- The usefulness of grading methods
- The usefulness of traditional schooling in maximizing the education of each unique child.
Now, I've seen the Wife Swap episode with this family recently.
The children couldn't read or write properly for their ages (failing to read very simple words).
What's your take on all of this?
Do you consider it a new take on education, or a form of abuse?