Learning all the time
A little film by two radical unschooling/autonomously home
educating (whichever term you prefer) families in South Wales:
I received these notes by e-mail, in 2009:
I have recently made a film showing autonomous home ed in action
My own son and a friend's son have an interest in movie making and
wanted to do a free course which became available locally. As part
of their learning they learned how to conduct interviews (which you
will see on film) and which were totally unscripted. The children
interviewed each other and us. I was also involved in filming and
took responsibility for the editing which created the finished
product. You see me on film talking about the dilemma of filming a
process which is internal and which goes on all the time anyway!
Other footage was filmed at a couple of home ed meets where, again,
nothing scripted or staged took place, I simply filmed the children
being their natural selves. I think what comes through is a strong
sense of freedom and joy. Reactions over here have been very
positive and I would like, if possible, for the film to be seen by
unschoolers across the water.
More about the film and some of the first responses are here. *
It has been watched by many people in the U.K., but is just as beautiful and applicable in other places. I hope it will become more widely known and appreciated. It's wonderful.
That was really lovely for us to watch especially as we are Brits
living in Florida, it was nostalgic for us in a nice way, also very
encouraging to know that unschooling is accepted in the UK; as before
we left six years ago, I had never even heard of homeschooling being
very acceptable, much less unschooling.
What I liked most of all in the video was to see children and
parents, being together, naturally—not children playing with
children whilst parents sat at a safe distance away talking about
whatever it is they talk about .......school? grades? plans for
summer camp? Excuse my cynicism.
Thankyou for that. It made me feel so much better to see what I feel
deep down inside is right for my family being reflected in those
* The link to comments is no longer good. If anyone does know of related links, please let me know.