I often read people say that they un-homeschool (yup, I don't hear them say it since I don't have these conversations IRL) , or they homeschool with some 'un', or they 'un' certain subjects. I started wondering if that is even possible.
Isn't the whole point of unschooling to chuck out the concept of curriculi and subjects?
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But back to the unschooling. Can we speak of unschooling when there are curriculi and subject and lessonplans? Unschooling is about learning from life, and life in itself is not divided into neat subject matters. (well, actcually even subject matters aren't divided into neat subject matters, a simple example is that you do need math for physics).
Secondly, unschooling is about following your interests, if one follows a lessonplan, trying to cover all the subjects, how much of these 'interests' remain?
Telling your child that they can choose the language they learn, or the book they learn from or the grade they'll be in, is leaps away from unschooling.
Call it child led homeschooling, and I will agree, but I see little 'un' or in homeschooling. It remains a form of schooling, albeit better adapted to the child's rhytmn and learning patterns than formal education.