Or maybe they will…….. just by following their interests, engaging in purposive conversation and leading their everyday lives.
Hey Badman, leave those kids alone!
So here we have Martin and Rebekah discussing the Home-ed situation in Germany in advance of her working with a research grp tomorrow (now today, was tomorrow yesterday iyswim). Bex is making notes and learning about politics and history. Jonathan is making a Lego model following a plan. Susan is making the dinner – and also taking photos while Ruth is out of the room doing brain training on the comp.
Well clearly Rebekah isn’t doing anything educational – after all it wasn’t planned 12 months in advance. She also isn’t sitting around the kitchen table but rather on the stairs, this is clearly unsuitable for HE and should never be allowed.
Jonathan picks up points for actually sitting in the appropriate place but once again the learning was not in the 12 month plan and can you really call playing with Lego education?
Also this learning was all outside of school hours and so surely can’t be counted at all!
Here is the whale Jonathan made out of Lego. Leading to discussion about the water coming up from the whale and Jonathan telling us that it isn’t water but air coming from a hole in a real whale. And so we start a discussion. Tut tut there we go again completely unplanned learning, it really shouldn’t be allowed!
Yummy dinner! The courgettes in the distance are from our garden. But the educational value was not in the courgettes but the potatoes and why we don’t grow them, and crop rotation and potato blight. The questions were from Jonathan and the answers from Ruth. She knows these things because of reading an “Our Story” book about the potato famine. But guess what, we didn’t plan either her reading of the book or the chance discussion about it. So I guess that doesn’t count as education either.