June 2, 2009, 9 Comments

“The unexamined life is not worth living.” Who is Socrates? Socrates (c 470 BC – 399 BC) was a renowned Greek teacher, now recognized as the father of Western philosophy. […]

Great Thinkers on Self-Education: Susannah Sheffer

May 26, 2009, 2 Comments

“I believe that even if people never actually homeschool, they can benefit from homeschooling’s ideas – its way of looking at learning. Here’s ...

Great Thinkers on Self-Education: Ivan Illich

May 19, 2009, 7 Comments

“The pupil is thereby ‘schooled’ to confuse teaching with learning, grade advancement with education, a diploma with competence, and fluency wit ...

Great Thinkers on Self-Education: John Holt

May 12, 2009, 2 Comments

“The human animal is a learning animal. We like to learn; we need to learn; we are good at it; we don’t need to be shown how or made to [&hell ...