Updated 2019-08-30


This is a group of parents which supports each other in Self Directed Education by arranging regular meetings and activities.
Chetan Erande facilitator
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(+91) 9834715148
Address: B 804 Venkatesh Bilva
Near Dhareshwar Mandir, Dhayari
City: Pune
State or Territory: Maharashtra
Postal Code: 411041
Country: India


We have created a group of parents in Pune, India which is a support group for homeschooling and unschooling parents.

The purpose of this group is parent education regarding self directed education or self learning and providing ample opportunities for the kids for collaboration.

SDE Optimizing Conditions

ASDE surveys all SDE communities/programs about how they provide, enhance, or align with each of the Six Optimizing Conditions for young people to succeed in SDE.  Survey answers:
  1. Responsibility – Kids meet frequently and decide their learning needs and we help them to arrange required resources.
  2. Freedom – Activities for the children are not designed by parents but are either entirely decided by children or voted by children.
  3. Access to Tools – We have various tools required for electronics, carpentry, gardening, books and so on which children can use as they need.
  4. Nonjudgmental Support – We have college students and experts in various fields (who are not teachers) and parents themselves are helping the children. As they are not the judges from any angle, children feel free to interact with them.
  5. Age Mixing – We encourage the age group mixing in all our activities.
  6. Healthy Community – We do not have any hierarchy in the group. Everyone has equal say.

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