In this TedxLyttletonWomen talk, titled Education is a Practice of Freedom, I take us on my journey as I explored the intersections between learning, education and schooling and their relationship to the society we end up with. I propose that schooling in its current...
For years now, I have been hearing about racism in the South African esports scene. To be fair to the scene, racism isn’t unique to the scene. It is reflective of our deeply racist society. Racism exists at all levels, from subtle microaggressions to the overt kind. ...
By Bayo Akomolafe poet | philosopher | psychologist | professor | passionate about the preposterous One of the most powerful aspects of our modern conditioning is the predisposition to describe, predict and control our experiences. This explains our crazed obsession...
By Toby Rollo of Lakehead University, Political Science Department, Faculty Member. Posted on Facebook in June 2017. Reposting here with permission. There was once a time in the media when it was deemed acceptable to insult or degrade a political opponent by comparing...
10 minute read Our personal journey to literacy.
4 minute read Reflecting on the usage of the word unschooling within a social change/decolonisation orientation.
6 minute read Further reflections on unschooling as decolonisation.
3 minute read Unschoolers need to be weary of the ACDP’s adoption of ‘liberated learning’
3 minute read Reflecting on the discussions at the My Education, My Liberation event I attended.
2 minute read Panel Discussion at Learning Reimagined. Raising Free, Aware People
< 1 minute read Here’s Kaolin’s presentation at Learning Reimagined 2018
< 1 minute read Teresa’s very intimate session at Learning Reimagined.
< 1 minute read “Learning does not happen inside human beings, learning happens in partnership with our environments…”
7 minute read Responding to Mary Metcalfe’s lack of understanding of unschooling
10 minute read Responding to seven of the most frequently asked unschooling related questions and sharing a bunch of links to help you understand unschooling at a deeper level
3 minute read Looking at the potential for unschooling as social change if we remove adultism from our relationships
4 minute read Elaborating on the why and how of unschooling as decolonisation
7 minute read People have a hate-love relationship with the word unschooling. I defend why I still use it.
4 minute read A parent’s journey on coming to terms with the role of technology in the lives of her children
4 minute read Personal reflections of my experience at #LSUC2017
4 minute read Objecting to the new Home Education Bill
10 minute read My submission to the department of education on the #BELABILL
14 minute read An interviewer with child rights activist.
5 minute read Responding to Eusebius’ trivialising of physical punishment to children.
In 1863, Nobel Laureate Rabindranath Tagore, established a school modelled on the principles of humanism and sustainability, in Bengal, India. He later delivered a lecture in America which was subsequently published in Personality London: MacMillan, 1933. This...
7 minute read Decolonisation starts with deschooling right? This is one post to bookmark as it links to 16 other long, thought provoking reads.
5 minute read There’s a difference in how free young children view their learning compared to their schooled mum (me)
There is a strong sentiment amongst education academics against children learning exclusively outside of schools. Professor Jonathen Jansen, Vice Chancellor and Rector of the University of Free State, South Africa, recently shared this sentiment (to much applause) on...
4 minute read Putting together a case for why we need to rethink education
4 minute read A video guide in rethinking schooling and education