As an unschooling parent, I often struggle with thoughts of what happens to all the other children that are still in the public school system.
|Scooped by molly carlson|
Now that I have researched some of the pros and cons to unschooling, I wanted to see how this form of education can influence public education because both are methods of education and it is the most beneficial for the future to give the students the best education possible. The six reasons listed were changing the way we view educating children, apprenticeships, accepting that learning happens all the time in different means, showing them multiple possibilities, reduce class size, and utilize technology. The one that resonated with me the most was the idea that technology should be added more. I understand that technology is a huge part of society today, but I wonder about when it is the appropriate time to introduce this technology so the students do not rely on it, but rather can figure out how to find answers and research on their own. This author says that, “I would argue that teaching and utilizing technology effectively in education may be one of the most important things to helping prepare our children.” As much as I agree with that and think that technology is a wonderful tool and a necessity in our society, I also think that students should be able to survive without a phone or tablet in their hand. She relates this to unschooling in the fact that unschoolers have time to play on the computer and learn in unconventional ways, like using technology rather than being lectured to. I think this is important to see how unschooling, even though it is not like traditional schools, is able to improve the ideas in public schools and even the other way around. The schools should be the right fit for the child to excel so providing the best method, no matter which one, is vital to the progression of this country in the future.