5 02, 2011

having a voice…

By |February 5th, 2011|home education|8 Comments

I recently contributed a post for purpos/ed (which is about opening a debateĀ  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 home education/home learning perspective and also from the perspetive of [...]

3 02, 2011

the purpose of education

By |February 3rd, 2011|autism, home education, learning|43 Comments

Our son has made us question every aspect of our lives and our place in society. Like most families we encounter informal learning opportunities every day. However we decided not to participate in the formal education offered by the state. We learn at home, in our community, in the wider world. My son has Aspergers [...]

27 03, 2009

digital literacy

By |March 27th, 2009|digital literacy|5 Comments

I generally try to keep quiet about this but I really dislike the term 'digital literacy'. history Part of it is due to history - we've been through a whole range of terminology starting with the change of library and information skills and computer skills to information literacy and computer literacy. Whilst these new terms [...]