Unschooling

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Unschooling is a special form of homeschooling. In this form of education, learners choose activities as their medium for learning. It is not as known as traditional homeschooling,[1] but is becoming more known.[2]

Motivations[change | change source]

Many persons decide to do unschooling because it makes it possible to learn through natural life experiences, or they do not like the school system of their country and think that they can learn better at other places.

Branches[change | change source]

There are different branches of unschooling. Here are some examples:

  • Worldschooling: Learners travel around the world and learn through experiencing other cultures.
  • Project-based unschooling: Learners choose a project that interests them and do it in their own time and learn things about it.
  • Gameschooling: Learners play board and card games with and against others. Learners can develop social skills such as interpersonal communication, negotiation, persuasion, and moral character.

Criticism[change | change source]

Critics of unschooling think that children will lack the social skills, structure, and motivation of their schooled peers, while other think that the opposite is true.[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Understanding the Concept of Unschooling". Yorktown Education. 2020-04-22. Retrieved 2020-09-05.
  2. "Rise of the home 'unschoolers' – where children learn only what they want to". the Guardian. 2016-10-11. Retrieved 2020-09-05.
  3. msnbc.com (2006-10-31). "Readers share heated opinions on 'unschooling'". msnbc.com. Retrieved 2020-09-05.