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Changing Our Minds

...Naomi Fisher. The excerpt is from her new book, Changing Our Minds: How Children Can Take Control of Their Own Learning. The book came out February 4, 2021 and is published by Little Brown. It is...
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School Culture is Really Strange

Reading Ramona the Pest as a self directed learner highlights how arbitrary school conventions really are.
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Unschooling and Democratic Education: A dysfunctional marriage?

One parent's experience of having moved from unschooling to democratic education, the differences and similarities.
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Back Home: self-directed learning in fiction

Most children's books reinforce the hidden curriculum of compulsory schooling. Back Home by Michelle Magorian is an exception, with the heroine Rusty ending up at an early democratic school which is...
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Not So Clever?

One of the hidden lessons of school is that we can be categorised by our ability, which then affects how we see ourselves and other people. This makes no sense within self-directed education,...
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I Live in a Research Lab

Self-directed learners are natural scientists and the exploration that they carry out is genuine research in a way that school science mostly is not.
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