Most parents send their children to school because their parents sent them. For many, school is embedded in our culture.
A minority choose home schooling as an alternative.
But very few are aware of a third option.
When Albert Einstein said, “The only thing that interferes with my learning is my education”, he captured the essence of unschooling.
Unschooling is a form of home education where children are empowered to learn through their interests and experiences.
As a movement it hasn’t garnered much attention.
But there’s growing support from education experts as to its benefits and its possible role as an alternative to school.
Amy Rathbone is the reporter.
This story was produced, filmed and edited by Amy Rathbone, a final year journalism student at the University of Technology, Sydney
The documentary includes a small amount of footage from YouTube, Education Otherwise, TEDxCIBELES and the Australian Broadcasting Corporation.