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    I really wish there were "unschooled" adults here that could shed light on their experience and where it has led them.
    Would make for an interesting discussion.
    The best we can really do is speculate unfortunately.

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    I've been reading along and just wanted to add whilst I agree with the majority of posters on un schooling I'm impressed @Homeschooling4 has remained candid and honest in her responses despite the all the negative comments in return.
    I'm very fascinated by the mindset behind un schooling as to me it seems like the worst idea ever and appreciate your input even though you knew it would make you a target. Thank you for being brave and staying civilised.
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    I've been lurking, and very interested in this discussion from the start.

    The one thing that stands out to me about the parents that have chosen to unschool is that they are making a purely selfish decision that isn't in the best interest of their child in the long term.

    They say their child/children are onboard with their decision to unschool, or homeschool, but most children would be if you said "hey I'm thinking of taking you out of school so we can hang around together more, what do you reckon?"

    Sorry to sound harsh, but choosing to unschool your child is a decision that is being made purely to benefit the parent, not the child.

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    Default Unschooled bubhubbers?

    I had never heard of unschooling before and after reading this thread I'm looking at my Saturday morning all different...

    Ds & DD are both drawing pictures (art). Ds is doing the floor plan of our house for a treasure map (spatial maths). DD is drawing her meal from our trip to Chinatown last night (humanities). Ds asked was Hank in Finding Dory an octopus or septapus and conversation ensues regarding the meanings of the prefixes, octopus anatomy and reasoning behind Dory dubbing him a septapus (biology, maths and philosophy).

    Would I unenrol them from main****** school? Not a chance in hell.
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    While I openly don't agree with unschooling on a range of levels which I've discussed, many of my posts have been genuinely trying to understand how it works and how it is policed. I think many have valid concerns for how this type of 'education' can impact on the rest of a person's life and like me are trying to understand.

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    Again, there'd be a difference here between homeschooling and unschooling but you're not entirely wrong.
    My experience with homeschooling did involve entensive essay writing and meeting high standards but no there weren't exams per se. Some tutors etc do their own tests or exams and whatnot. I don't think it would be too hard to do practice runs of some sort with the same structure NAPLAN etc would follow, in order to prepare for something more formal.. although tafe HSC exams are also not quite like the classic high school experience either.
    From memory other than the odd standardized test scattered throughout school years (NAPLAN etc) the only prep for HSC isn't something only a school environment could achieve. What i mean is, you wouldnt sit there doing multiple practice runs before sitting "the big one". You would study in other ways and do perhaps ONE practice go first.

    Still a valid concern though, i do get where you're coming from.
    While I'm still not a fan overall of homeschooling as I believe teaching requires specialised training, as you say, there is a big difference between unschooling and homeschooling. I'm positive there are lots of kids and adults out there that have been home schooled by really switched on parents who have taught the curriculum, taught essay writing, and would argue their experiences very much duplicate main****** school.

    But it isn't just the HSC, which you also do trials for a few months beforehand. Most of us, including well home schooled kids have learned to study for exams. Techniques on summarising notes, how to handle the pressure etc etc.

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    Yes thankyou @Homeschooling4 for sharing your insight. Its tough doing something different to the norm. I 100% believe that,even though it is hard for outsiders to see, the majority of unschoolers would do so because they truly believe it is the best decision for their child.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cheeeeesecake View Post
    Yes thankyou @Homeschooling4 for sharing your insight. Its tough doing something different to the norm. I 100% believe that,even though it is hard for outsiders to see, the majority of unschoolers would do so because they truly believe it is the best decision for their child.
    Absolutely. No-one's accused her of being an unloving parent. Just misguided, unfortunately.

    Anyway, it's been an interesting thread. BH can be quite dull at times, but a good debate thread makes all the difference.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Little Miss Sunshine View Post
    I've been reading along and just wanted to add whilst I agree with the majority of posters on un schooling I'm impressed @Homeschooling4 has remained candid and honest in her responses despite the all the negative comments in return.
    I'm very fascinated by the mindset behind un schooling as to me it seems like the worst idea ever and appreciate your input even though you knew it would make you a target. Thank you for being brave and staying civilised.
    Thanks.. I'm still learning myself. I'm more learning to deal with negative comments.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cheeeeesecake View Post
    Yes thankyou @Homeschooling4 for sharing your insight. Its tough doing something different to the norm. I 100% believe that,even though it is hard for outsiders to see, the majority of unschoolers would do so because they truly believe it is the best decision for their child.
    Thank you

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    Quote Originally Posted by J37 View Post
    Absolutely. No-one's accused her of being an unloving parent. Just misguided, unfortunately.

    Anyway, it's been an interesting thread. BH can be quite dull at times, but a good debate thread makes all the difference.

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    I can assure you, I'm not misguided. Ive done a lot of research on this well before I even consider it. I did barely any before enroling my children in school.

    This is working for us. That's all you need to know.


 

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