Today, I would like to deviate a bit from the my delving into Engine Small Engine Repair (I will post further progress later this week), by writing a bit about a group of people to whom I subscribe. They are called unschoolers, or (by the pretentiously wordy) autodidacticists. Below I have written the three basic ideas behind unschooling:
- Learning is Natural - The human brain is designed to learn. It needs a constant flow of knowledge in order to be fulfilled.
- What Needs to be Learned is Learned - Nothing needs to be forcefully taught. One of the great aspects of the human mind (and how it has survived for over 10,000 years) is that it is very good at figuring out what it needs to learn.
- Learning is Constant – Every human brain — every brain, in fact — is constantly developing and making connections. Even while we sleep this process is taking place. To designate times for learning and times for playing is unnatrual. Playing is learning. Living is learning.
These tenets can also be found on the “glue” section of http://thebelab.blogspot.com the website for The Be You House, an unschooling experiment of which I am a part in Loveland, Colorado.