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June 25, 2015  

32: Kids and Computers

This week my daughter Imogen joins me to talk about computers. Some of the questions we discuss include:



  • Should children be allowed to use the computer?
  • What kind of opportunities for learning do computers offer?
  • Can Facebook be valuable?
  • Should children’s time on the computer be restricted?
  • How do we encourage a child to balance her computer time with other activities?
  • Should we respect a child’s creative space?
  • Can playing computer games be a worthwhile thing to do?
  • Can people make a living out of playing computer games?
  • And is there a way to guide our children other than applying rules and regulations?
This podcast contains our thoughts on children and computers, but we respect other people's opinions which might differ from ours. It's okay to disagree. Friendly debate is always good!
Please visit my blog, Stories of an Unschooling Family for the program notes including links to related posts.
June 8, 2015  

31: From Unschooling to University

My 17-year-old daughter, Charlotte has just started her first Open University unit. In this week's episode, I talk about her transition from unschooling to university. In particular, I discuss the following questions:

  • Can homeschooling children earn a 'score' or qualification, equivalent to the HSC, the school leavers' certificate?
  • How can unschooling children get into university?
  • Are unschoolers at a disadvantage when they attend on-campus universities?
  • Are unschoolers prepared for university learning?
  • What about essay writing skills?
  • What are the advantages of studying for a degree online?
I also talk about some other things I've been doing recently:
  • Making unschooling videos
  • Creating a new blog
  • Facebook pages
  • And Imogen's and my podcast plans
Please feel welcome to visit my blog Stories of an Unschooling Family for more unschooling to university stories, and other podcast notes
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