Updated 2020-02-13

Is There A Curriculum In This House?

The author, speaking on unschooling, seeks to help us redefine and reclaim the concept of curriculum as an internal path toward learning.
Aravinda Pillalamarri author
Pillalamarri, A. (2015). Is there a curriculum in this house? Journal of Unschooling and Alternative Learning, 9(18), 64-71. Retrieved from https://jual.nipissingu.ca/wp-content/uploads/sites/25/2015/03/v9184.pdf


Unschoolers are sometimes regarded as using “no curriculum.” This article proposes that curriculum is a path of thought inherent to everyone who thinks. Curriculum is determined not by external sources but by the interaction between the flow of external sources and the actively mediating consciousness of the living learner. This is true whether one is schooling, homeschooling, unschooling or other, because the inner curriculum constantly flows and overcomes obstacles, just as a river finds its way around dam.

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