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Unschooling or Ancestral?
I've just read this very interesting post on Ancestral Learning dated Sept 2017 and it has given me pause to reflect.
Am I an ancestral learner?
Probably, but I'd have to go back many generations to find examples of natural, nature-based, human-responsive learning in my ancestral history. I'm a descendant of the colonising people and that sadly is embedded so deeply in my culture. It didn't fit or work for me so I looked to other cultures, as did many of my friends and mentors, for ways of being and learning that make sense. Unschooling for me is a statement of rejection of the indoctrination that occurs through the school-based education system. I use the term unschooling in that sense. And I like the idea that trust in our ability to learn naturally and freely is at the heart of unschooling and that comes from tapping into that deep ancestral way of being and learning.
Liberated Learners Network
If you are a teacher disillusioned with the school system and thinking of branching out and working with others who feel the same way, this site might interest you. Also, unschoolers and homeschoolers who are interested in organising learning co-ops, bush schools, etc. https://liberatedlearners.net/
Interested in Gameschooling?
Want to get started with gameschooling (a fantastic approach enjoyed by many Australian homes educating families) but lack the confidence and not sure how to incorporate it into your learning plan? This page on My Little Poppies is a great guide. Bookmark and come back to it to read the linked articles for more inspiration and reassurance.
Maths Australia has just released a free E-book for home educating parents: "A Homeschooling Mum's 10 Secrets to Maths".
The ebook is now available for download.
The article and PDF E-book share a brief back story about how Maths Australia became advocates of multisensory maths instruction through the experience of home educating with 5 kids. The booklet outlines 10 'secrets' to maths are therefore a culmination of the wins they discovered along the way after the trial and error of trying many maths programs and curriculums.
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Together with the support of my family, my aim is to help parents educate their children in stress-free, nurturing environments. In addition to building and maintaing this website, I continue to create and manage local and national home educating networks, help to organise conferences and camps, as well as write for, edit and produce newsletters, resource directories and magazines. I am an active supporter of national, state, regional and local home education groups.
We began educating our children in 1985, when our eldest was five. In truth, we had helped them learn what they need to learn since they were born. I am a passionate advocate of allowing children to learn unhindered by unnecessary stress and competition, meeting developmental needs in ways that suit their individual learning styles and preferences. Ours was a homeschooling, unschooling and natural learning family! There are hundreds of articles on this site to help you build confidence as a home educating family. We hope that your home educating adventure is as satisfying as ours was! Beverley Paine
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