This site, ‘Learning Freely’   is for all those who wish to provide a more natural learning experience for “their” children.

‘Learning Freely’ refers to environments which encourage and support the child’s interests, hobbies and current passions, with love, acceptance and trust.

Such environments do exist and are often referred to by a variety of terms, such as self directed learning. natural learning, unschooling, home education, and homeschooling. The terms parents use to describe the environment they have established for their children do not always exemplify the intent of the term.

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Freedom requires responsibility.

For example ‘Unschooling’ is meant to be an environment that provides more freedom and it’s counterpart of resposibility to the children. It places much trust in the children to develop an understanding of their freedom and the responsibility for the choices they make with that freedom.

License = anything is ok no matter what.

Kids are sometimes provided an environment of license, in which they can run wild and not take any responsibility for their actions.

 “Unschooling is not Unparenting”

Another term is too often used exactly as it articulates;

Homeschooling

Homeschooling is a term often mistakenly used by media to describe many alternatives to public school.

Some kinds of Homeschooling may have some benefit, however often it just means school at home, Therefore all the trappings and controls of school have been switched from  school to the home

 

This site also provides other news and information related to learning.

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