unschooling: the new class of learning

Unschooling is getting attention in Europe and this video profiles three unschooling people/families including two Americans, Dale Stevens, of Uncollege fame, and the Emerson family. Also mentioned in the story is the German group playducation.

Unschooling: the new class of learning - YouTube:
In Berlin, we meet a young American who turned his back on school by the time he was 11-years-old. Dale J. Stevens is writing a book that he describes as "a practical guide to learning the skills that school doesn't teach but are requisite for success in the real world". It is based on his experiences as an unschooler but also incorporates the stories of other people who found success in non-traditional ways.

In Paris, we meet the Stern family. André Stern is a well-known name in the world of music but he never went to school. He was raised in a household where passion is considered to be the perfect learning medium and the secret behind competence.

In New York state, the Emerson family are also embracing unschooling. They shun a formal curriculum in favour of encouraging their 12- and 9-year-old children to follow their passions and interests.
Video is also available here, at EuroNews


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