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What do you think about Unschooling?

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2 years ago
Part of school life is learning resilience and getting along with people from all walks of life and different cultures.

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1 year ago
Yep and having different authority figures and role models is important. The parents cant be everything to a child.

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1 year ago
Theres a few who it might go well for and they are the kids who would probably also do well at school but I bet theres a lot who are going to end up as disfunctional adults and the rest of us taxpayers will have to pay their dole money, if they can even read the application...

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2 years ago
Is it even legal in Australia?

Unschooling isn't something that I have or would ever consider doing for my kids. My children are teens and are in highschool now but they have both done/ doing well in mainstream schooling. My kids have been very lucky to have had some amazing teachers that haven't just had a positive impact on them educationally but also personally. School has exposed my children to people from all walks of life (although that is not always a good thing🤣) and given them experiences and life lessons that I could never give them.

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2 years ago
Of course it is legal in Australia. Unschoolers have to tick all the same boxes as other homeschoolers. Which are exactly the same as those that teachers in school use. The curriculum remains the same regardless of how the child learns.

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2 years ago
But if you're not teaching the curriculum, how do you test the child?

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2 years ago
Homeschooling families have to submit a yearly report to prove that they are teaching the curriculum and testing is done by the parent teaching you should have researched before commenting plus also have to supply the curriculum you plan to teach each year

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2 years ago
You just got schooled

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2 years ago
The question was in regards to unschooling not home schooling!

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2 years ago
Home schooling and unschooling have the same criteria the only difference is unschooling the curriculum is designed around the child's interest and more hands on learning

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1 year ago
But didnt you say the curriculum remains the same?

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1 year ago
I have just started unschooling my 3 Children , 8,7 and 6 year olds, kindy year1 &2, it’s something I have always wanted to do. I went through all of my school years at a public school, Remembering nothing I had learnt now in my adult life. Yet I have learnt many,many new things from my own curiosity,research and finding questions to my answers, we are all now adult unschoolers , we learn by curiosity and that’s what my children have shown me

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2 years ago
What is is? Same as home schooling ?

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2 years ago
They're 2 different things

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2 years ago
My daughter would never be into this. She absolutely loves school

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2 years ago
My daughter was like this, then Year 9 happened. I pulled her out and she went to Tafe, best decision ive ever made, she is now 16 (should of been starting year 11 this year) has finished year 10, 11 AND 12, holds a Cert. 3 early childhood educator, has a full time job now and is working toward her Diploma! Once thats done, UNI! (Plus she is really happy, and life is good for her, has $1000’s in bank!)

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2 years ago
Oh no. She's year 9 this year 🤣 Thanks for the tip x

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2 years ago
*And congrats to your daughter - And to you for identifying the problem and taking action. Alot of parents MAY allow their kids to become dropouts 💙

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2 years ago
It might work for some but what happens to the kids it doesn't work out for?

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2 years ago
All but 1 of my kids have finished school now but I wish I knew of this years ago. At least 2 would have done it

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2 years ago
I have never heard of unschooling. I’ll have to google it.

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2 years ago
I do a combination of homeschooling and unschooling I teach maths and English and the rest I allow my son to select topics of interest he would like to learn about. My son son is on the spectrum so this was the only option we had for him due to relentless bullying.

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2 years ago
If it’s works for your family and you do it properly then yeah, it works. Unfortunately there’s people out there who think they can unschool or homeschool and unfortunately give everyone else a bad name. I’m a teacher and I’ve seen families do it incredibly well but then I’ve seen an absolute joke of a set up that was t doing anything for the kids at all.

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2 years ago
Love it. My lot are 18, 15 and 12 and we have always unschooled. The concept is hard to grasp because so many highjack the term and discredit it; or instil “rules for unschooling” which is actually everything unschooling is not. Unschooling for me requires dumping biases and preconceived values/judgements on how people learn. Some thrive in the academic environment, set hours, regimented environment and this should be supported not discouraged. Just as some thrive/are inspired in a hap-hazard way (to the untrained eye 😉). All 3 have tried/attended school at differing ages. Eldest has Year 11 (no formal education prior) and youngest boy did a term of Primary School. He enjoyed it equally but appreciates he can’t have best of both worlds; he returned to homeschooling. By choice. I see it like this: encourage, discuss, ponder, try, challenge ideas, explore, test your limits, question everything and above all engage whole-heartedly. That’s unschooling for me 😊

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2 years ago
People have no idea how great unschooling is. My daughter went to Tafe in the equivalent of her year 9 school year. Got her Year 10 certificate. She choose to go to school for Year 11 and 12. So stressful for all the family but it was her choice. I know un school kids studying medicine, law, social science and physiotherapy at university without stepping into a regular school. One of our unschooling friend's daughter started a coffee cart at 14 and now at the age of 18 has 6 carts in operation and employs 15 staff. She wanted to build slowly and get all the processes in place and find out what worked best. This year she is going to open another 4 carts.

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2 years ago
That’s 3rd world practice for girls
They only go to school up to Year 7

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2 years ago
I think to each their own iv seen it work and work amazing.
I also think often parents who do it their kids would struggle In school anyways because of the Way they are raised.
Like everything I think there is good and bad versions.

Same as I think more parents should be open to homeschooling because the school system isn’t the best for them.
Or some kids flourish at a private over public.

You’ve got to do what’s best for your Kid