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Zeerahks
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Long story short, I just watched the movie Accepted (again.  What a great movie).  It got me thinking that we may eventually want to do start something similar, both for higher education and possibly for secondary education or even earlier.

I'm going to assume that you've seen Accepted.  If you haven't, Wikipedia has the plot synopsis, or you can watch it.

The following links contain resources and articles about this sort of idea:

http://www.unschooling.com
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unschooling

Unschooling is a difficult thing to describe, but from what I understand about it, it is basically natural learning.  That is, unschoolers, children or otherwise, simply follow their natural curiosity as far as it goes.  All we would have to do is apply that to a learning environment.  We'll need to discuss it more, and possible test out a few ideas ourselves and with others, but I certainly think it'd be possible.

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glorfon
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I love unschooling, and accepted is okay. Um, was there any real question to this thread?
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Zeerahks
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Can we do it?  Can we form a school that has a relative infrastructure to guide higher education or secondary eduction students onto the unschooling path?  Could we create an accredited unschooled college?

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glorfon
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Yes, yes with time, No not to be negative but I really doubt we could become accredited.
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Selkie
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Apparently while I get my Journalism degree I can also slowly work on a degree in education, if that helps at all. Wink

I work well with kids, I'm told, and Will is an excellent teacher (I now understand a lot of advanced physics thanks to him...lol!)

Yes, would be very hard but could be a longterm community goal.

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vov35
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that would actually be pretty sweet. especially if we got accredited.
A "degree from Populus Terra" actaully sounds pretty serious. But, just how longterm is it?

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Zeerahks
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Oh, probably 5-10 years at least.

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glorfon
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I hope that by 5-10 years you mean from when we start not from now.
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Zeerahks
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Yes, I do.

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vov35
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you'll all be older by then. i am curious at the next generation of members...
like most of us will still be there, but, there will be more members at some point.



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