September 4, 2008

I think unschoolers look at media (and the world!) differently than schoolers. Schoolers ask the question, 'How can I get his information into a child?' and see new media as a way of directing children's attention to what the educators want them to learn. Unschoolers ask the question, 'What are you interested in doing now?' and any learning happens as a side effect of exploring. New media just gives kids greater and easier access to what interests them. Unschooling isn't about getting math into a child. It's about children exploring real aspects of life and picking up and figuring out, on the fly, how to use the tools that will help them explore." ~Joyce, an unschooling mom

from Unschooling Media:
Participatory Practices Among Progressive Homeschoolers

Vanessa Bertozzi

of possible interest to some homeschoolers:
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