Learning Reimagined

unschooling As Decolonisation

October 2018
Johannesburg, South Africa

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Learning Reimagined

unschooling As Decolonisation

October 2018
Johannesburg, South Africa

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Living

Unschooling

Unschooling as a Journey of Self Discovery

Unschooling, a foreign concept. A word synonymous with “terminal disease” … at least that’s what you would think from the reactions I get when I tell people I’m an independent learner. “You’re what? You’re unschooled? Good god, are you mentally diseased? Socially...

Living My Passion: Made possible by Unschooling

Hi! My name is Emmanuelle.. I am a 12 year old girl. I used to go to school and it wasn't something that I enjoyed. That is because I was forced to do everything that the other kids did. I wasn't able to learn what I wanted to.  I would come home after school and...

From Homeschooling to Unschooling: A Peek into Daniel’s Journey

Hi everyone. My name is Daniel Charles Jenneker aka iDanyxBoy aka Mr Salty.  I am 16 years of age. I am a homeschooler turned unschooler. I am the second youngest in my family and I like to think that I'm the joker in the family, after my Dad of course with all his...

From Boredom to Chocolate: My (partial) Unschooled Journey

Hi. I’m Juwayria Asvat, and this is my unschooling story written quite a while back. So much has changed now, so this is part one. I will share more recent reflections in another story. My unschooling journey began the year after I completed first grade. At the time...

The Freedoms and Adventures of an Unschooler

I am Sasha Ismail. I am an unschooled, 12 year old boy who was born and raised in South Africa. I started out going to school for three years, and then my mother told me about unschooling. I was so excited. This meant that I did not have to do any work. I decided to...

On learning to read, write and count

Hi, I'm Karien, mum to two boys aged 5 and 2. This is short piece about my son’s new interest in writing. I’m writing this because lately I’ve seen so many posts on Unschooling groups asking ‘How will my child learn to read?’ and ‘What can I use to help my child learn...

Essays

Essays

Unschooling In South Africa – FAQ

Unschooling Distilled Unschooling is an education and living philosophy. As an education philosophy, unschooling is the practice of freedom in education and learning. The basic premise of unschooling is the recognition that all humans are natural learners and learn...

Unschooling As Social Change

Unschooling is that radical space of possibility of the practice of freedom where each of us can live up to our own images of who we are and who we can be. Unschooling is ultimately the practice of freedom! Currently western society, previously colonised societies and...

Learning Reimagined Conference: Why Unschooling as Decolonisation

I’ve been asked why Unschooling as Decolonisation as a theme for the Learning Reimagined Conference? Maybe more of you are wondering, so here goes. There aren’t any other unschooling conferences dealing with this topic. There’s a saying that if the kind book you’re...

Unschooling Unpacked – A Semantic Musing

Once upon a time, a long long time ago, and also not so long ago and also still today in some spaces, children participate/d in their communities in whatever ways that were appropriate for their bodies and minds. They lived and learned simply from being part of the...

Bringing Up The Parents

For a long time I was in a warm comfort zone regarding my kids and their lack of interest in technology or television. I am from the camp that do not see any ‘real’ value in technology for young kids – believing firmly that kids need to be immersed in nature and other ‘real’ things rather than early exposure to any forms of technology.

Coming home to LSuC

I’ve had a long running relationship with the Learning Societies unConference (LSuC), since I first discovered it years ago. Of course, it’s been a one directional relationship. LSuC didn’t even know of my existence, but every year, I watched each event unfold, the...

BOOKSHELF

Book

Shelf

Teacher Liberation Handbook

With the assistance of Ken Danford, founder of Northstar Self Directed Learning for Teens, Joel liberated himself from being a public school teacher and together with his team team established the Princeton Learning Cooperative. Now Joel and Ken and many others...

Learning All The Time by John Holt

Learning All The Time John Holt The essence of John Holt’s insight into learning and small children is captured in Learning All The Time. This delightful book by the influential author of How Children Fail and How Children Learn shows how children learn to read,...

Unschooling Rules by Clark Aldrich

Unschooling Rules ~ Clark Aldrich Reading Time: 1 Hour. Read this if you’re new to the idea that schools aren’t delivering on their promises. This is a great guide to think about many of the issues that might be bothering you about the failures on the schooling system...

Past

Events

Online Conversation with Bayo Akomolafe

Please join us online in conversation with Adebayo C. Akomolafe What happens when we sit with uncertainty not as an obstacle but as a partner? What changes when we think of our children as agents of their own learning adventures? What becomes different when we rethink...

7th Annual Unschooling Weekend

The annual unschoolers camp has become a permanent spot on many family's calendars. Each year new families arrive and so the community, connection and fun grows. This Nov sees the 7th Annual Unschoolers' Weekend. Unschooling families will gather once again in the most...

Unschooling: Liberation and Language with Akilah Richards

Invitation It is a great honour to invite you to an interactive discussion with Akilah Richards. We'll explore the Liberation that comes with unschooling and discuss ideas for better aligning our language with our goals for equity and social justice in the society we...

Learning Reimagined Family Conference

  Also check out Learning Reimagined Conference 2018 that is happening 20-21 October 2018 Mark your calendar – South Africa is finally getting its first conference on Reimagining Learning, Self Directed Learning and Building Learning Communities. It is a blended...