Natural Curiosity
by
 
Carne, Lisa

Title
Natural Curiosity
 
Educating and Nurturing Our Children at Home

Author
Carne, Lisa
 
Thomas, Alan

Subject
Education
 
Nonfiction

Description
Natural Curiosity is a warm and contemplative insight into one family's experience of moving from mainstream schooling to home education, and learning through the lens of nature and natural history.Since becoming 'unschooled', the two children have thrived on a diet of self-directed play and learning, amassing life skills, confidence, responsibility, and a vast array of knowledge along the way. This thoughtful book touches upon important themes in education and environmentalism, such as children's rights in schooling, the use and place of technology in learning, and the absence of the natural world in mainstream education. It gives a considered, balanced view of home schooling, interspersed with entertaining tales including constructing life-sized mammoth skeletons and living for a day as historically accurate Vikings. It offers an understanding of how this type of education works and what inspires the choice to pursue it.

Publisher
Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Date
2016/06/21

Digital Format
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Language
English