31 August 2009

Unschooling on zenhabits

'...learn about what interests you, gets you curious, gets you excited. Figure out where to get the information you need. Read about it, talk to someone about it, find out about it. Try it. Do it, make mistakes. Figure out how to correct the mistakes. Figure out how to solve the problems you encounter. Repeat.

In other words, find problems that interest you, and figure out how to solve them.

Sometimes, you’ll have to solve problems that aren’t so interesting, just to solve problems that do interest you. That’s OK. That’s how things work.

And here’s a secret: we already know how to do this. From birth. This method of learning is innate in all of us. It’s built in.'
Education Needs to Be Turned on Its Head
by Leo Babauta,

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  1. What terrific advice. Sometimes, I become aware that my child is doing those things, and I feel such a sense of happiness to know that the natural unfolding of learning is real. It's real, and it happens, and it's a beautiful thing.

  2. great article!
    thanks for sharing. :)

  3. Love it! Just what I needed right now :)