Sunday, February 26, 2006

Anecdotal Evidence

"How do you know they are learning?" people ask, referring to my homeschooled children. Their inquiries are well meaning, and yet, in the box. They have been taught that learning is measured by standardized testing, and that education is something bestowed, or “done to” by others.

It is hard to shuck the mantle of institutional education and recognize that human beings are hardwired to learn, to allow oneself to dance free of the constraints of institutional thinking, and to truly grasp that most things worth attaining cannot be measured by any test. My intention here is to provide anecdotal evidence of natural learning.

To read my articles, visit my Web site, Synergy Field.

1 comment:

Marjorie said...

awesome idea for a blog!
Other questions one might ask: how do you know your children are breathing? How do you stop your child from learning what they really want to know?

Thanks for the inspiration -- and the link!