Tag Archives: learning

Reclaim, Rejoice, Resolve for 2014!

It’s been another good year for us, and we are grateful for the another year of making new friends and strengthening existing ones, and doing various fun activities together as an unschooling community! This year was truly a year of … Continue reading

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When the going gets tough ……..

Got up in the morning to a messy kitchen. Sam’s successful marshmallow experiment left a trail of sugary mess! The three cats at the back managed to get into the backyard, meowing hungrily. My mom is lecturing me about saving … Continue reading

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Hack your Education in Penang (BM)

If you are in Penang, we will be Bukit Mertajam – check is out!

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Smiling School-blues Away (Wai Leng, 2001)

  Continuing our series of previously published articles on FAMILYPLACE, might be useful to some. FamilyPlace (a project funded by DAGS) was the predecessor of  Learning Beyond Schooling when our children were very young and reflected our thoughts as young(er … Continue reading

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Q&A (16): It’s about LEARNING, not systems.

Somene asked us the other day: “As homeschoolers, what system should one adopt?” Our answer: What we parents should be exploring is not what system or schooling to adopt but go deeply into what learning truly this. This involves understanding … Continue reading

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Learning & Living as a Community

Here are some thoughts by Wai Leng on learning with the community and how the community can and should get involved in the education of a child. Some of these thoughts are instrumental in driving our CLiC Project. Schools cannot … Continue reading

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The Art of Play

Most parents consider play as a sheer waste of time and would prefer that their children engage in more “fruitful” activities like studying for exams or doing their homework. It is no wonder that play activities like music and sports … Continue reading

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Taare Zameen Par

Just watched a wonderful Hindi movie. Yes, Hindi!  The last time I watched a complete Hindi movie was when elephantwas the in thing. Anyone remember Haate Mere Saathi?  The show with the elephants – I remember we cried our eyes swollen … Continue reading

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Bookself: A Mind At A Time

  A Mind at a Time by Mel Levine   Learningbeyondschooling says:   An must read for all parents and parents-to-be! Homeschoolers, especially UNSCHOOLERS, Dr Levine’s ideas reinforces that learning can take place anywhere and anytime – if the child … Continue reading

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The Darkside of Preschool

(Thank you Dominique for sharing the article: The Darkside of Preschool: Peers Social Skills & Stress) “Researchers found that the more time kids spent in non-maternal care during the first 4.5 years of life, the more behavioral problems they developed.” … Continue reading

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