Holt and Learning All the Time

This video is a compilation of quotations from John Holt's book Learning All The Time in which he argues that learning is as natural as breathing. Special appreciation goes to Roger Hodgson for supporting the work of John Holt by donating his song "The Logical Song" for use in this video, as well as to Warner/Chappell Music for the use of Harry Chapin's song "Flowers are Red."

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Homeschooling and Unschooling: Alternatives to Compulsory Schooling

This is the PowerPoint presentation that supported Pat Farenga's speech, Homeschooling and Unschooling, at the Alternatives to Compulsory Education Conference at Harvard University, April 27, 2013. This slideshow only makes sense if you watch the accompanying video of my talk. You can watch them in synchronization here:

http://www.zentation.com/viewer/index.php?passcode=UbspGt5PAe

 

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Self-Directed Learning: Challenges and Concerns

Presented at the New Mexico Association for the Education of Young Children on March 1, 2014, by Patrick Farenga. This is the slides only. The presenation covers current research and case histories about how preschool-age children learn to count, read, write, and investigate the world without being taught and how adults can best support and help them.

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Pat Farenga Interviewed on Unplugged Mom Radio, May, 2013

Unplugged Mom Radio: Beyond UnschoolingThe John Holt Legacy: Interview with Pat Farenga. This is an interview with Laurette Lynn, an experienced homeschooler who engages me in a relaxed, wide-ranging discussion about Holt and my new book about his life and work, unschooling, the future of education, how parents can build their own confidence to help their children learn, and much more.

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Pat Farenga on Learning Without Schooling: May, 2013 Interview

A conversation sponsored by WizIQ between Dr. Nellie Deutsch, founder of Integrating Technology for Active Lifelong Learning (IT4ALL), and Pat Farenga about Learning Without Schooling.

http://www.wiziq.com/online-class/1193233-conversation-with-pat-farenga-on-learning-without-schooling

This is a free, 60-minute interview about my work with John Holt, homeschooling, and how children are far more competent learners than educators give them credit for.

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John T. Gatto Video: Weapons of Mass Instruction

I've added this speech by John Taylor Gatto because it is, like all of John's work, an impassioned and intelligent contrarian presentation about modern education. In particular, this speech shows how people can be the architects of their lives without manipulation by education systems and why this is desirable. Presented at Pat Farenga's Learning In Our Own Way Conference, 2005.

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