Smorgasbord Posts from Your Archives – #Family – Reflections on Learning by Norah Colvin

I’m over at Sally Cronin’s wonderful blog again this week, sharing another post from my family archives. However, this time the post author is my wonderful daughter who shares her thoughts on being home educated. We’d all love it if you popped over to read and share your thoughts.

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Today is the last in the present series from the archives of Norah Colvin which is actually reflections on learning by her daughter Bec, and written when she was 26 in 2013… so I am sure that her PhD in Environmental Management is being put to good use. Bec shares her early memories of being home schooled until enrolling in school in grade 4.

Reflections on Learning

In a previous post To school or not to school I explored some issues I was grappling with as my daughter reached school age. I stated then that in future posts I would explore the effects of decisions I made upon my children’s (and my) education.

My daughter, Bec, now 25 and working towards a PhD in Environmental Management at UQ, has beaten me to the post by writing the following reflections on her schooling experiences. Who better to explore the effects…

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19 thoughts on “Smorgasbord Posts from Your Archives – #Family – Reflections on Learning by Norah Colvin

  1. Jules

    I can only wonder in awe at the possibilities of home schooling. I know many who do. They also balance group activities with other homeschooler families. I think though in the States there has to be some qualifications for the parents to do so on their own. Some curriculum to follow.
    We also have cyber schools now that allow for the child in sports or who is not good with groups, small or large. I think with cyber schools the parents are not so much teachers but do help with the administration? Or rather encouragement to complete lessons.

    I enjoyed reading your daughters view. I think self motivation is key in any schooling 🙂

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    1. Norah Post author

      Thanks for sharing your knowledge of home schooling, Jules. I think there are often regulations for homeschoolers but not all homeschool “officially”. There are some who de-school and almost everything along the continuum to a very formal type of schooling at home. I never used the term homeschooling for me and Bec. I always referred to it as home education. I see a big difference between schooling and education.
      I totally agree with you about self motivation. It’s a bit like the proverb about leading a horse to water, isn’t it?

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    1. Norah Post author

      Thanks, Kate. I’m pleased you enjoyed the interview. You guessed it – she is an academic. She is currently in the Climate Change Institute at ANU but soon changing to the Crawford School of Public Policy, also at ANU. She is very much into research and teaching, and anything to do with managing the environment. 🙂

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