Self-organized learning spaces (SOLS) are springs of creativity, innovation, and expression. SOLS allow children to express their voice in multiple perspectives. One such attempt at establishing and integrating SOLS in mainstream formal education was done at Walden’s Path Kinder, Hyderabad from February 2015 to July 2015.
Since the time we decided to ‘unschool’ (which is what we choose to call what we do) our kids, we have had a myriad reactions to our decision. Ranging from outright shock and anger with us combined with pity for our kids, puzzlement, and diplomatic rejection to genuine concern and eager curiosity.
Are self-organized learning environments possible only with the involvement of technology? How do you create learning environments for children? Environments that encourage them to become independent thinkers?