The Willed Curriculum
Dr. Carlo Ricci, founder of the Journal of Unschooling and Alternative Learning, has written a thoughtful book about the deeper issues of learning entitled, The Willed Curriculum, Unschooling, and Self-Direction: What Do Love, Trust, Respect, Care, and Compassion Have To Do With Learning. Rather than focus on the technocratic decisions about learning that obsess school people today, Carlo focuses on the emotional, human decisions involved in learning and how they affect real individuals, not generic students. Carlo writes,
The willed curriculum is not a call for something new but a call to be more mindful and make more use of something we are already using. We know that interest and internal motivation are critical for deep learning. Loving what we are learning, interest, and internal motivation are at the very core of the willed curriculum.