Have you heard about worldschooling?
I knew about home schooling, but I had never heard about worldschooling before. But as it turns out, its the new cool trend that has gone viral all over the world. There are thousands of Instagram accounts of families who are doing exactly that.
It’s taking your kids on holiday to learn about other countries, right?
Actually there is a lot more to it than that, it’s a lifestyle and a huge commitment. It’s not something you do on weekends or school holidays, you do it all day, every day.
Worldschooling is a lifestyle choice and we cannot wait to try it out and see how long we can last.
Worldschoolers do not go to mainstream school. That's the whole idea about it, children are full time educated otherwise than in public school.
But that said, every homeschooler is different, there is no right way to homeschool or worldschool and that is absolutely fine.
Not everyone can make family travel their full time lifestyle, but what you CAN do is try worldschooling for a year. Give it a go, take your kids on an adventure of their lifetime on a family gap year. Even 1 year, a taste of worldscholing, could be very good for their world outlook and it will shape them into well rounded individuals.
You may find that you will never want to put them back in school again after trying out worldschooling.
Methods of providing, facilitating and enhancing a child’s education change with need over time. We will try to embrace the worldschooling as long as we can to fit it into our lifestyle at the time.
Our plan is to do our own thing, we would like to follow UK school system to some extent, but we will approach it in a more relaxed manner. Which ever way you choose to approach it the kids will get a great education in the end. We would like to make sure that our children do not get too isolated from the mainstream system, as we are planning to do it for a year to start, which means that they would possibly go back to public school at some point and have a choice to go to college or university in the future if they wish.
Full-life homeschooling or worldschooling is a huge commitment that needs a lot of effort put into.
Worldschooling is a style of learning that schools try to reproduce in the classroom, and fail. We are excited to see how it all works out for us on our gap year.
The way we see our family future is finding a balance in combining all different kinds of elective educating methods into one so that our children will have the ability to adapt to any kind of environment in the future. We will make sure that our children will be able to fit back into the school system at some point, they will be taking the usual key stage exams like GCSE-s and A-Levels.
At the same time we will trust the children to learn through their own interests and curiosity at whatever pace they prefer. We as parents and other human beings around us will be involved as key facilitators of that learning.
We will find balance through carefully setting limits and allowing our children to make their own choices in all areas of life.
While travelling, we will limit studying towards key stage goals as little as possible so that we don’t spoil the experience, we will focus on just exploring the world and learning naturally.
Worldschooling is home education of any sort with a good measure of travel and active learning combined together.
We want our boys to know that they can teach themselves just about anything because times have moved on and the internet can replace a teacher.
The learning has to come from the world and the family’s active engagement in it, not the classroom system.
Worldscooling is when the whole world is your school, instead of school being your whole world.
Anywhere we go, we actively seek out the learning. It involves visiting temples, museums, markets, hotels, historical places, architecture and playgrounds.
Worldschooling starts before we reach a destination.
We will do our research and find out as much as possible about our next country or region before we get on the plane.
Hence why we made this blog to capture all our research that you can copy and adapt to your familys' journey.
You can spent some time watching YouTube videos, finding out about interesting places you are planning to visit. If the kids have not done any homework on the locations before the trip, then they’d probably be totally disinterested.
It will add to the experience to read a lot about the next destinations and to have some sort of knowledge about the history, culture, beliefs and traditions beforehand.
Let me know about your thoughts on Woldschooling in the comments below.
Would you like to try Worldschooling with your family?