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Post by Sko on 18th January 2013, 8:18 pm

In the "Lazy Homechoolers" thread, we decided that you don't need a "traditional" education to be successful in our world. You just need to participate in activities that encourage you to learn life skills.

But, here's the question I'm asking in this topic: What counts as school?

Sure, it's obvious that a Math or Language Arts workbook is school, but what about RyanC's writing job? What about the many hours I spend every day learning to program, with no goal in mind?

After a little thought on this, I concluded that "School" isn't really a label for educational events, it's a place to learn about things, or in the case of homeschoolers like me, a structure for learning. Anything outside the structure isn't school.

But, that begs the question, how close can something get to school before becoming school?


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Post by Jason on 18th January 2013, 8:57 pm

Well, it sounds like you're referring more to education than you are school. (Follow with me on this.) School is a place of education. Education on the other hand comes in at least three categories.

Formal Education: Structured, like schools, colleges,
Informal Education: Museums, Boy Scouts, Sunday School
Socialization: Learned though observation, Piano Lessons, Band Class

And that's not including the fact that we learn things all the time. We observe and based off consequences we subconsciously determine if it's something we would want to happen again, and if not we adjust to get different results.

I may have gone a whole different direction than you were intending.... But hopefully I connected the dots somewhere.


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Post by Sko on 18th January 2013, 9:01 pm

That's a good answer. The point of school, the place, isn't to hang out all day doing work. It's to teach you stuff. But, I know from experience you don't need to actually go anywhere to learn important things.


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