Qualities of Learning from Home

Learning at home, which in general starts with connective theories and unschooling, filtered by the possibilities that Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) offer today, can take many different forms. In this regard, both initiatives contemplate training in curricular subjects during part of the day (and then another freer, outside the curriculum), as well as others that assume spontaneity and total deregulation as the only pattern. But, in any case, learning from home offers a series of peculiarities that can work in parallel with what educational centres offer in terms of transmission and development of knowledge and skills. Next, we point out some of the possibilities of this type of learning and teaching, for which we recommend, despite the freedom that its implementation grants, that you regulate them under a minimum routine so that they are more effective, especially if the reasons for their implementation are far from being voluntary:

Benefits Of Home Schooling

  • The home-schooling allows the student is the centre and responsible for their learning because, in the absence of formal education, their education may be more jurisdictional terms and areas of knowledge or materials, not necessarily curriculum, sometimes leaving more space for creativity and physicality than its regulated counterpart.
  • Learning from home can be both a probably poorer repetition of what is already done in schools and, due to its limitations, a comprehensive pedagogical method more focused on the practical application of the contents to be learned, which often implies a reinforcement in skills aspects and active and meaningful learning of certain subjects and even for teachers that teach children language (สอน ภาษา เด็ก which is the term in Thai).
  • Through the window to the world that ICT offers on the subjects that they intend to explain, whether they are curricular or not, learning from home has diversified into a thousand and one pedagogical methodologies related to digital. Still, all of them force their users to a minimum digital, informational and media literacy that allows distinguishing the wheat from the chaff and taking advantage of these tools.