This week, I’m re-sharing one of my conference talks, Curious and Engaged, with you!
Here’s the description: Our conventional society honours learning deeply, yet its definition has steadily narrowed over the years to checking off curriculum expectations and awarding graduation certificates. Does this restrictive view do learning justice? What if real learning is bigger than that? Join Pam as she widens the view on learning, moving beyond curriculum to curiosity, beyond graduation to lifelong learning.
So, in this talk, I focus on three valuable characteristics of real learning—engagement, motivation, and time to think—exploring what they look like through the lenses of both the conventional education system and unschooling. And from there, I talk about some of the day-to-day ways we can live this learning lifestyle with our children.
I’ve found that it can be so valuable to revisit these fundamental concepts as we enter new phases of our unschooling journeys with our children. I hope you enjoy this deep dive into how learning unfolds!
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