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How home educators move towards informal learning

Dr Alan Thomas, a leading UK academic on alternative and self-directed learning methods, explores how this transition happens, and what we can learn from this

Numerous factors influence parents to move away from trying to imitate school.”

When education, for so many of us, has always been through school it can be really difficult to understand how learning can happen in a different way. That is true as well for many home educating families, who often start out replicating school at home but quickly find it isn’t necessary and doesn’t transfer easily. Often the families find themselves using new, less formal educational methods and provide convincing evidence for the effectiveness of informal learning.

Read the article: Informal learning, home education and homeschooling (infed)

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