When I first came up with the idea of creating a blog to chronicle our home-educating journey, I thought long and hard about what title to give my blog. I wanted a domain name that was catchy enough to grab a person’s attention but was also important to me in that it aptly encapsulated our family’s thoughts about education, about our style of learning and about our journey on the path of learning. It didn’t take me long to come up with the phrase ‘education is a lifestyle’. As I pondered on this phrase, I realised that education is indeed a lifestyle – education is really an organic process of accumulating information. It’s a journey through life with enough adventure along the way to make it creative, exciting, fun and so worth it all.
Learning is organic. Learning is living. Learning is lifelong. Learning is and should be enjoyable, exciting, fun, creative, full of imagination…. Unfortunately, the system of school, as it has evolved over time, has changed education into something other than what it is and what it is meant to be.
“Kids will take a chance; if they don’t know they’ll have a go. They’re not frightened of being wrong.” I think Ken Robinson puts it rather succinctly in the TED Talk YouTube video below. Enjoy!
Comments and questions are welcome 😉 !