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home education

My son (14) is particpating in the ds106 course alongside me as part of his home learning activities. he is currently not into having a blog, or ressurecting his old one so for now I will post any contributions that he wants to share with...

[caption id="attachment_562" align="alignnone" width="490" caption="metropolis"][/caption] We are about to join a MOOC (massive open online course) as one of our home learning experiments. The course is run by Jim Groom for his students at UMW University of Mary Washington but he has made it open and...

I recently contributed a post for purpos/ed (which is about opening a debate  around education) with my partner and son which I hope offered a voice for people outside the formal education system. I think we questioned that system and presented one view from the...

we had an unusual and very nice surprise this week from a stranger. We received a copy of a book from Amazon that we don't already have and that we didn't order. It was 'My name is Mina' by David Almond.  It came with a message...

> we are now really immersed in the home learning and are trying a new routine where each day we do one hour of intense one to one work followed by one hour of self-directed learning. The rest of the time tends to be flexible and...

>the home education officer came today Laurie and I were a bit fab today. I'd written out our philosophy - child centred, informal, indpendent learning and holistic approach. In my usual anal way I'd written a bloody report!!! It listed each subject, the resources and the related...