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Learning styles.

2020-10-08T20:52:17+02:00

“My daughter likes routine and structure,” says homeschool mom Lee-Anne. “Traditional didn’t work. A more eclectic style, though, did.” Her son, on the other hand, prefers Unit Studies. “He did a Unit Study on electricity,” Lee-Anne says, “and he became fully immersed in the whole thing. Finding out who “invented” electricity, what it’s used for, [...]

Learning styles.2020-10-08T20:52:17+02:00

Who is the Liberty in Learning?

2020-08-21T21:39:18+02:00

The Liberty in Learning Coalition is a growing group of, at present, 24 organisations, associations, individuals, and home education curriculum providers in South Africa who share a common goal and are working for greater freedom in education. Liberty in Learning’s goal is to (a) honour the responsibility of parents to serve the best interests of [...]

Who is the Liberty in Learning?2020-08-21T21:39:18+02:00

Pestalozzi Trust en die BELA Bill

2020-07-18T17:43:10+02:00

Op 27 Januarie 2020 het die Pestalozzi Trust ‘n vergadering met die Minister van Basiese Onderwys, Mev Angie Motshekga, bygewoon. Die Pestalozzi Trust is een van die belanghebbendes wat deur die Minister uitgenooi is om die jongste 2019-konsepweergawe van die Wysigingswetsontwerp op Onderwyswette of die Basic Education Laws Amendment Bill (BELA Bill) te bespreek. Ons [...]

Pestalozzi Trust en die BELA Bill2020-07-18T17:43:10+02:00

Is the coronavirus an opportunity to reshape South Africa’s educational landscape?

2020-07-18T17:28:10+02:00

  Distance Educator Brainline says that, while the coronavirus and subsequent lockdown have wreaked havoc on basic education in general, it should also be seen as an opportunity by policymakers to introduce solutions that incorporate digital learning. The education of hundreds of thousands of learners are still being affected by school closures, which are expected [...]

Is the coronavirus an opportunity to reshape South Africa’s educational landscape?2020-07-18T17:28:10+02:00

When you try to be a Superwoman: a homeschool mom’s thoughts and reflections

2020-02-20T18:24:11+02:00

A few weeks ago I came across a photograph of my children and I on the pier. My daughter, about 6 or 7 months old at the time, is in the pram, lulled to sleep from our walk along the promenade. My boys are arranged around me, in a boisterous huddle. My oldest has his [...]

When you try to be a Superwoman: a homeschool mom’s thoughts and reflections2020-02-20T18:24:11+02:00

A brief history of education and why we do things the way we do: Part 1

2019-09-26T19:51:36+02:00

Sometime in recorded history, before cellular phones and the internet and YouTube and (gasp) Windows 95, I attended high school in a pretty normal school in a pretty normal suburb in the south of Johannesburg. I did normal subjects in the normal way, had normal friends and normal homework. In my Matric year, my English [...]

A brief history of education and why we do things the way we do: Part 12019-09-26T19:51:36+02:00

The Misconceptions of Homeschooling

2020-05-06T22:03:11+02:00

24 October 2018 An essay on some of the false assumptions made about homeschoolers - and/or homeschooling in general - by traditional scholars. There are three main ‘worries’ that come to mind when traditional scholars, or those who have attended or are attending traditional school, think about homeschooling: schoolwork, physical activity and socialisation. I would [...]

The Misconceptions of Homeschooling2020-05-06T22:03:11+02:00

Legal talk

2019-09-26T19:46:35+02:00

Hoekom die Pestalozzi Trust? Ouers in Suid-Afrika is in ‘n dodelike stryd gewikkel. Dit is ‘n stryd om die harte en gedagtes en uiteindelik die lewens van hul kinders. Die stryd is teen die owerheidsmagte wat ouerinsette en -betrokkenheid uit die kinders se opvoeding wil weer. Alle ouers, ook tuisskoolouers, is in die stryd gewikkel, [...]

Legal talk2019-09-26T19:46:35+02:00