What does it mean to self-direct in an isolated world?
Many people worry that Self-Directed Education is too risky for children from less privileged households. But is our duty to expose kids to the types of knowledge that confer privilege, or to help them develop their fullest, most meaningful lives?
Ten members of SDE communities discuss their reactions to COVID-19 and quarantine.
Recent journal entries from the Director of one self-directed center.
One person’s decision to direct their own education and why doing it should be the norm.
How I designed an “informal PhD” and what other folks are doing in the same direction.
Adults act as if there is an invisible barrier between childhood and adulthood. Suddenly, you expect me to make a difference….but you can’t expect the very people you ridiculed to save you.
Modeling play and freedom for adults (in hopes that it will help some adults deschool).
One important role of the group in SDE.
Some education experts and “edupreneurs” are looking to Self-Directed Education as the best way to train young people for a competitive global economy. While SDE may promote the skills, additives and behaviors most rewarded in an innovation-based economy, the values of freedom and empowerment of children are in tension with the project of education as economic indoctrination.
A lifelong unschooler and recent “graduate” of self-directed program Pathfinder Community School transitioned from being obsessed with Minecraft to mastering multiple computer languages in less than a year.
Self-Directed Education, Critical Thinking, and Human Bias.
The latest SDE community to join the recent Flying Squad movement of stepping out of space pre-defined for youth.
Aprendendo a ser a mudança que eu quero no mundo.
“Ölüme inananlar ve hayata inananlar” üzerine, “nefret dolu ceza sistemi” nin toplumumuzu nasıl şekillendirdiğine ve onu nasıl değiştirebileceğimize ya da değiştirip değiştiremeyeceğimize dair düşünceler.