Unschooling

I much more prefer the terms “life learning” or “self-directed learning”, because they describe what we do rather than what we don’t do. However, it is a widely used expression, and I therefore chose to use it anyways.

What is “unschooling”?

There are many explanations of unschooling and also radical unschooling out there, which you can find yourself. The way I like to see it is like this: “Unschooling” means in first hand the conscious choice to raise children without school – despite the fact that the children would have the option to go to school – AND to trust in the children’s competence, motivation and desire to learn. At a very youg age, a child learns so many incredible skills like crawling, walking or talking all by themselves – and I stronly believe that this ability to learn does not stop by a certain age. The task of us grown ups around unschooling children is to provide inspiring environments and support, but most of all not to interfere with the learning of the amazing, curious, driven, energy loaded, capable young humans.
The term “radical unschooling”, in my opinion, refers to a lifestyle and to certain values. “Radical” as going to the root, because it starts from both the moment we become parents, in the way we relate to our children, and also to ourselves. (In some instants these might also be very “radical” changes in the sense of “drastic” changes, since many of us are living in systems where childism, manipulation, control and the like are extremely common.) And “unschooling” in this context means, in my personal opinion, not only – and not even neccessarily – that the children don’t go to school. Instead, it means that we are becoming more and more conscious about the ways that we ourselves and so many other people are schooled by our systems. A part of this life journey is deschooling ourselves.

An inspirational story from an unschooling family

(Choose subtitles in your language, in case you don’t understand Spanish.)

¿QUÉ PASA CUANDO CONFÍAS? | Becka Koritz

"El soltar el control y confiar en el niño es difícil cuando tu ni confías en ti y nadie confío en ti." Rebecka Koritz *See below for English*💯Recomendamos su canal con mas de 180 videos sobre temas como la comunicación no violenta, el bullying, la salud emocional, la importancia del juego, el uso de la tecnología y ¡mucho mucho más! ▶️ http://youtube.com/rebeckakoritz Originalmente de Suecia, Rebecka tiene 15 años trabajando como educadora creando alternativas a la escuela convencional 🏫en Mexico. Es una apasionada de la #EducaciónAutodirigida y la #CrianzaRespetuosa con apego. Es una ex-alumna en el sistema Montessori, fundadora de dos iniciativas Waldorf, y fundadora de Explora ALC – Agile Learning Center, el primer #CentrodeAprendizajeÁgil en México. 🏡🤸‍♂️🙌Se dedica a crear contenido en español para apoyar a las familias en Latinoamérica que están en el camino de la autodirección. Al mismo tiempo acompaña a su hijo de catorce años, en su camino en su camino autodirigido. 👩‍👦👣——ENGLISH——–"Letting go of control and trusting children is difficult when you don’t trust yourself… and no one trusted in you." – Rebecka KoritzWe recommend her YouTube channel with more than 180 videos on topics such as compassionate communication, emotional health, the importance of play, the use of technology and much much more!▶️ http://youtube.com/rebeckakoritz Originally from Sweden 🇸🇪, Becka has worked for the past 15 years as an educator creating alternatives to conventional schools in Mexico 🇲🇽. She is a passionate advocate for #SelfDirectedEducation and #PeacefulParenting. She is an ex-student in the Montessori system, co-founder of two Waldorf initiatives, and the founder of Explora ALC – Agile Learning Center, Mexico's first #AgileLearningCenter. She writes articles and creates videos in Spanish to support families in Latin America who are embracing Self-Directed Education. At the same time, she accompanies her 14-year-old son on his journey as a self-directed learner. 👩‍👦👣EDiT Gives CREDiT 🙏Images from Educambiando, Wildwood ALC and Nature Play ALCAdditional Footage: Rayos CineStock Footage: https://www.pexels.com/Music: Scott Holmes-Together We Stand + Chad Crouch-The Bluff Trail

Publicerat av EDiT – Education in Transformation Fredag 20 december 2019


“Letting go of control and trusting children is difficult when you don’t trust yourself… and no one trusted in you.” – Rebecka Koritz

We recommend her YouTube channel with more than 180 videos on topics such as compassionate communication, emotional health, the importance of play, the use of technology and much much more!
http://youtube.com/rebeckakoritz

Originally from Sweden, Becka has worked for the past 15 years as an educator creating alternatives to conventional schools in Mexico. She is a passionate advocate for self directed education and peaceful parenting. She is an ex-student in the Montessori system, co-founder of two Waldorf initiatives, and the founder of Explora ALC – Agile Learning Center, Mexico’s first AgileLearningCenter.

She writes articles and creates videos in Spanish to support families in Latin America who are embracing Self-Directed Education. At the same time, she accompanies her 14-year-old son on his journey as a self-directed learner. 

EDiT Gives CREDiT 

Images from EducambiandoWildwood ALC and Nature Play ALC
Additional Footage: Rayos Cine
Stock Footage: https://www.pexels.com/

Music: Scott Holmes-Together We Stand + Chad Crouch-The Bluff Trail

Would you like to learn more from this inspirational woman? We have the great honour to have Rebecka Koritz visiting Bornholm for this amazing, possibly life changing workshop, “My Child and Me” on the 14th and 15th of March 2020. Read more here and join this unique opportunity!


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Unschooling links

Fri Læring The Danish association for free learning
Fri Læring’s overview folder for homeschooling (in Danish)
Hjemmeskole Bornholm/Unschooling Bornholm
 Facebook group
Unschooling Danmark FB group (mainly in Danish)
Unschooling in Denmark FB group (mainly in English)
Millionaires of Memories Insta-inspiration by soul-schooling mum Susanne from Bornholm
Det lille hus i den store skov Blog in Danish by Sissel, another wonderful Bornholmer unschooling mum
Unschooling.dk Blog in Danish by Morten Holmstrup, co-founder and former chairman of Fri Læring and experienced unschooling dad
Rebecka Koritz YouTube videos in English, Swedish and Spanish by a teacher, school founder and unschooling mum who is expert in self-directed learning and peaceful parenting
Happiness is here My favourite life-learning blog