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Education that derives from the self-chosen activities and life experiences of the person being educated. Let’s start with the term education. In everyday language people tend to equate education with schooling, which leads one to think of education as something that is done to students by teachers. Teachers educate and […]

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By Peter Gray Ph.D. I don’t want to trivialize the roles of adults in children’s lives, but, truth be told, we adults greatly exaggerate our roles in our theories and beliefs about how children develop.  We have this adult-centric view that weraise, socialize, and educate children.  Source: publicdomainpictures.net Courtesy of […]

People often talk about how their preferred educational method (be that traditional schooling, homeschooling, or unschooling) teaches children "how to learn." With unschooling, children learn how to learn, I've heard more than once. I appreciate the sentiment, but it doesn't really sit right with me. Mostly because it seems to be […]