homeschooling vs unschooling

Homeschooling VS Unschooling

Once you’ve made the decision to teach your children at home rather than sending them into a “routine” school, believe it or not, there’s still another choice you must make.

You need to decide if you’re going to homeschool your children or use a more recent popular method called unschooling.

You can learn more about Home Schooling here

Homeschooling and Unschooling Differences

The goal of both methods is to make sure that your children are learning things.

Admittedly, school officials, teachers, and parents that promote mainstream teaching methods cringe at the term unschooling.

They feel that children taught using this technique will never learn all they need to nor will they be able to live up to their full potential in life. However, parents that use the unschooling method to teach their children at home claim many successes.

Au Pair Tip: Stack of books with an apple and pencil on top encourages the viewer to consider education.

A part of the problem is that unschooling isn’t completely understood by everyone. There are several definitions associated with this term but the basic meaning is that children study what interests them the most rather than the normal 7-10 pre-set subjects. It doesn’t mean that these children aren’t learning anything. Actually, it’s quite the opposite.

Most children taught with the unschooling method learn much more than those sitting in a rigid schooling environment.

This type of learning can be more effective because the children are allowed to choose what they want to study without a ton of rules and regulations holding them back and forcing them to study things they hate and will most likely never use in life.

What is Home Schooling?

In simple terms, Home Schooling is when you remove a Child from a Government or Private School, and decide to school them at home, either under the supervision of a Home School Teacher or under the Guidance or you or your Partner.

Unlike Unschooling, Homeschooling requires you to have a set number of subjects for the Child to complete. There are rules, test dates, and exams to be completed. Home Schooling is more “structured” than the unschooling method

Regardless of which method you decide to go with, it is important to select a method that suits you and your family.

Whether you are an Au Pair or Parent, you can learn more about Home Schooling, how to register, how to run admin, tests, and more, with our Online Home Scholing Course

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