Series: How Children Learn in Self-Directed Education

How can children learn without teachers, classes, or homework? That is, after all, what we expect to happen in Self-Directed Education.

This series is a deep-dive into this very important question. We will explore the general principles of learning and child development, debunk myths that have been drilled into us by the conventional education system, and share lots of examples of real learning that takes place at The Open School.

The series is still in progress and this page will be updated as new entries are added.

  1. What Is Education?
  2. 7 Principles of Self-Directed Education
  3. Control Is a Myth
  4. They Teach Themselves to Read
  5. When Should Kids Learn to Read?
  6. They Teach Themselves Math