Alternative Learning: What Does “Unschool” Mean?

Updated: Oct 30, 2020

Unschooling is a learning approach that advocates learner-chosen activities as a primary means for learning.

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Alternative Learning | The Unschool Concept

In addition to following formal curriculum, unschooling students also learn through their natural life experiences including play, household responsibilities, personal interests and curiosity, internships and work experience, travel, books, elective classes, family, mentors, and social interaction. Unschooling encourages exploration of activities initiated by the children themselves, believing that the more personal learning is, the more meaningful, well-understood and therefore useful it is to the child.

At Spark Alternative Learning, our Unschool program is designed for children of all ages. Our Unschool classes are taught by American teachers and cover a full scope broad curriculum from the United States. This alternative school approach advocates learner-chosen activities as a primary means for learning while covering topics in: Math, Science, History, Language Arts, Foreign Language (if desired), Reading and World Exploration.

The Unschool Concept | Spark Alternative Learning
Alternative Learning | The Unschool Concept

Unschooling students learn through their natural life experiences including play, household responsibilities, personal interests and curiosity, travel, books, elective classes, and social interaction. Spark encourages exploration of activities and believes that the more personal learning is, the more meaningful it is.

Unschooling is the perfect option for families that desire alternative learning but also want standardized and internationally accepted curricula. Unschooling is also ideal for families that need maximum flexibility for travel, work or sports.

Read more about our Unschool courses.


Spark Alternative Learning Center, an International English school located in Ho Chi Minh City Vietnam, provides progressive education and training for children and parents Pre-K through high school in an environment uniquely customized to the learning styles and needs of each child.


 

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Email us at Info@spark-vn.com or call 0398143487.