+ Reply to Thread
Results 1 to 3 of 3
  1. #1
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Posts
    361
    Thanks
    57
    Thanked
    162
    Reviews
    0

    Default Parent education and home schooling

    Hello!
    I'm thinking of alternative education pathways for my ds1 who starts school next year. He is showing signs of being either on the asd spectrum or having tendencies towards ADHD. I haven't gone into getting a medical assessment of him yet as I just want to see how he develops and changes as he matures. Either way I can already see that socially he will not do well in school and academically he seems to be picking things up slower than his brother who is a year younger and ironically appears gifted.

    Just wanted to give background. Anyway, I have been thinking of homeschooling and am lucky enough to have a group of friends looking at the same pathway. In my discussions with them about education it is very obvious to me that their knowledge of schooling comes from reading homeschooling information online and through discussion with other homeschooling parents. I did an education degree a few years back, though I never used it, and as such I see their ideas as being quite old fashioned and not in line with current educational theories. So it got me wondering how home schoolers who were actually practicing (my friends are just pondering at this stage as our kids have not formally started anything) develop their pedagogy and improve their knowledge of best practice. Any help would be appreciated.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Sunshine Coast
    Posts
    207
    Thanks
    1
    Thanked
    2
    Reviews
    1
    I have done a few subjects towards my bach ed, but have stopped now as it was cutting too much into my family time...

    Perhaps your friends could look at doing just a couple of relevant subjects through Open Universities? They don't have to sign up for the whole degree, and can just do one or two subjects related to pedagogy?

  3. #3
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Posts
    361
    Thanks
    57
    Thanked
    162
    Reviews
    0
    Thanks for your reply! Unfortunately I don't really feel comfortable suggesting they study at UNi. I think it would be a great idea as it taught me a lot too, but I think they may take it as an insult rather than helpful suggestion.I also know that there ar. Lot of successful home educators that haven't gone down the UNi track. So I was more interested in hearing how other parents have studied iykwim?Thanks again!


 

Similar Threads

  1. Distance education / study from home
    By MoonMoon in forum Hubbers who are studying
    Replies: 26
    Last Post: 05-10-2014, 19:22
  2. Bootcamps for the stay at home parent
    By Kcpow in forum Weightloss & Fitness Challenges
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 12-06-2012, 10:30
  3. Who is home schooling in the Brisbane area?
    By purpledragon in forum Home Schooling
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 14-01-2012, 12:48

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
free weekly newsletters | sign up now!
who are these people who write great posts? meet our hubbub authors!
Learn how you can contribute to the hubbub!

reviews
learn how you can become a reviewer!

competitions

forum - chatting now
christmas gift guidesee all Red Stocking
BAE The Label
Versatile, premium maternity wear that you will love throughout pregnancy and long after. Cleverly designed for for all stages of motherhood so that you can 'Just be you (+1)'.
sales & new stuffsee all
CarmelsBeautySecrets
Growing your own natural nails is easy. Years ago, I devised a simple and very effective technique which really helps boosts the nails' growth in as little as three days! And most importantly keeps them that way.
featured supporter
ProSwim
ProSwim runs learn to swim classes for babies, children and adults. Our indoor centre in Plympton Park has lessons all year round, including school holidays. We also offer outdoor programs during the summer months (Oct-Mar) at Rostrevor college.
gotcha
X

Pregnant for the first-time?

Not sure where to start? We can help!

Our Insider Programs for pregnancy first-timers will lead you step-by-step through the 14 Pregnancy Must Dos!