Some of the gems for me in the conversation
“Learning does not happen inside human beings, learning happens in partnership with our environments…. The idea that learning happens inside the brain is falling apart…. The very architecture of schooling is falling apart.”
“Enchantment is everywhere….”
YES!! I love this idea. I am trying to be really intentional about seeing enchantment everywhere. Being open to it.
“Our children are leading the way and it is time we put them in front and we listen to them more than we thought we were listening to them.”
PROFOUND! Got me thinking deeply on how to heed these words in my daily actions. It stimulated some other radical ideas that I am very excited about.
Let me stop here and leave you to your own experience with Bayo’s talk.
Some handy links if you’d like to engage further with Bayo’s work:
Hope you Enjoy it.
Mother | Wife | Unschooler | Education Freedom Advocate | Child Rights Advocate | Learning Reimagined Conference Convenor | She/Her
For the last 25 years, Zakiyya has been experimenting with living and learning in freedom, also known as unschooling. She is an advocate for freedom in education. Her three children have never been to school, living instead as if the idea of schooling doesn’t exist. She has been supporting and has been consistently sharing her reflections on the intersections of unschooling with decolonisation, social change and unschooling’s foundational role in social justice. She convened the Learning Reimagined Conferences of 2017 and 2018, both groundbreaking in their own rights with the 2018 conference being the first conference globally to focus on the socio-political dimensions of Unschooling, Decolonisation and Social Change.