“We Are All Necrophiliacs”: An Unschooling-in-the-Classroom Success Story!

#Becomingeducational W14 Surely those assignments are finished NOW?!

In the wake of so much schooling – and measuring – and reading – and writing …

What teaching, learning and assessments methods SHOULD the university adopt?

How far could we take an “unschooling” approach to university LTA?

How far do we need to be “de-schooled” first?

Well – this wonderful blogpost by the Unschooling Professor gives us some excellent practice to consider…

All the best,
Sandra & Tom

The Unschooling Professor

Best. Class. Discussion. EVER.

In another course I’m teaching this semester, the students write collaboration papers every day, and we use those to launch our discussion. After a handful of readings, we have what I call a “Play Day.” I was reluctant to call it that, since that’s really what I want each of our class meetings to be; the intention is that that their papers will facilitate class as “Play Day” every day. But a designated Play Day means that they don’t need to write a paper that day, and that – I had hoped – relieves them of some anxiety and helps them to feel freer to play. [Freeing students to play is an integral aspect of deschooling, and  understanding learning as play is the foundation of unschooling. I keep wanting to write that post (Part III), but stuff keeps happening in class that I want to share…

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