Inquiry encourages students to explore and understand the application of concepts in a real-world context. from shutterstock.com Inquiry-based learning emphasises a student’s role in the learning process and asks them to engage with an idea or topic in an active way, rather than by sitting and listening to a teacher. […]

International research suggests homeschooled students’ achievements are as good, if not better, than those of their schooled peers. from shutterstock.com This article is part of our series on homeschooling in Australia. The series answers common questions including why homeschooling is on the rise and whether homeschooled children have enough opportunities […]

Explicit instruction is based on a learning theory that suggests we remember what we think about most. from shutterstock.com Explicit instruction is a term that summarises a type of teaching in which lessons are designed and delivered to novices to help them develop readily-available background knowledge on a particular topic. Explicit […]

Trustful parenting is thrown off course, in various ways, when fear prevails. By Peter Gray Ph.D.  Freedom to Learn I have long been advocating, on this blog and elsewhere, for what I refer to as trustful parenting.  Trustful parents allow their children as much freedom as reasonably possible to make their own decisions.  They trust their […]