I totally get that many people are so sceptical about this whole unschooling / life learning idea – because it is, admittedly, so far removed from the mainstream ‘norm’.

I watched this lecture by Astra Taylor (who went to school only when she was 13 – and still has some deep reservations about her decision to do so).

I would suggest that anyone tempted to dismiss or ridicule the idea of “unschooling” – first have a listen to what Astra has to say….