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DetectableNinja
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10/3/2011 6:15:08 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
What do you think of it? http://en.wikipedia.org...
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000ike
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10/3/2011 6:55:59 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
Its not a concept that particularly sells itself. My initial reaction was that it was nonsense, but I don't have the knowledge to decide that.

I feel as if there is a primitive and archaic message on learning in this method. How much do children really absorb from what they see and experience? This method of learning suffices for gaining "common sense," but anything beyond that is lost on the child mind. Does this method suggest that kids should realize that 1 + 1 is 2 just from staring at a couple apples in their kitchen?

I do support, however, the idea that all people learn in different ways. The dumb part is that this truth is only observed on the elementary level, and not in the highschools where its needed most. I'm forced to take 2 hours of history notes every day when I don't learn from notes at all, I learn from memory and reading.
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10/10/2011 4:25:11 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
Bumpity bump bump
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10/11/2011 1:14:53 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
I think that it is invalid, breeds ignorance, and should by all means be outlawed.
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Logic_on_rails
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10/12/2011 1:05:26 AM
Posted: 5 years ago
The concept of unschooling highlights some issues with the current system, but it isn't a solution. The current system has to stay intact, just be remodelled and changed significantly to achieve an ideal result.

Detectable, try out this page for a small (yes, not that detailed) look into educational philosophy.

Final point, you won't get much for support for unique educational ideas. For example, people complain about the current system, yet won't support reforms such as changing the test marking system (just see my current debate for proof of this...) .
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Deathbeforedishonour
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10/14/2011 6:25:56 AM
Posted: 5 years ago
Thats an insane idea.
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10/15/2011 8:25:01 AM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 10/12/2011 1:05:26 AM, Logic_on_rails wrote:
The concept of unschooling highlights some issues with the current system, but it isn't a solution. The current system has to stay intact, just be remodelled and changed significantly to achieve an ideal result.

Detectable, try out this page for a small (yes, not that detailed) look into educational philosophy.

Final point, you won't get much for support for unique educational ideas. For example, people complain about the current system, yet won't support reforms such as changing the test marking system (just see my current debate for proof of this...) .

I am confus. Where is this page you speak of?
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Logic_on_rails
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10/15/2011 3:27:34 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 10/15/2011 8:25:01 AM, DetectableNinja wrote:
At 10/12/2011 1:05:26 AM, Logic_on_rails wrote:
The concept of unschooling highlights some issues with the current system, but it isn't a solution. The current system has to stay intact, just be remodelled and changed significantly to achieve an ideal result.

Detectable, try out this page for a small (yes, not that detailed) look into educational philosophy.

Final point, you won't get much for support for unique educational ideas. For example, people complain about the current system, yet won't support reforms such as changing the test marking system (just see my current debate for proof of this...) .

I am confus. Where is this page you speak of?

Sorry, forgot to put in the links!

http://oregonstate.edu... (philosophies introduction)

http://www.debate.org... (my debate, not really relevant, yet it shows the difficulty in convincing people to change from the status quo)
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