Education is such an important part of life. Sure, we are all told that by our parents as we grow up and at the time, we may not believe it, but as we get older, we realize how true it actually is. In today’s world, it is extremely difficult to obtain employment without an education. In fact, many places will not hire someone unless they are still in high school, pursuing a diploma, have their GED or have a college degree. Many jobs will require a college degree of some sort, and those with one have far better job opportunities. So, when a student is learning before college, there are three types of education: homeschooling, worldschooling and unschooling. What is the difference between the three? Here is your answer.
Homeschooling is where a child receives their education at home. The child has a parent that teaches them, following a curriculum that is set in place. Sometimes, homeschooling can even take place over the computer and then is known as cyber schooling. It’s the same thing, just a different method. When a child is homeschooled, they have to learn the same things students in a regular school would learn. They use books and the same materials as a school.
Unschooling is like homeschooling, but it follows no curriculum. Students will learn about what they want to learn about, when they want to learn about it. They will learn about things in the manner that they want to learn and it will all be for their own purposes. They will also learn at their own speed and they will not follow a curriculum like regularly homeschooled students. Students will pursue their interests more this way.
Worldschooling is different from both of the above. Worldschooling usually takes place when a family travels. Instead of just using textbooks and school materials, the student uses the world to learn. They will travel to new places and learn about culture and language. These students learn so much that students in a traditional school don’t and the experience is also quite rewarding.
As you can see, there is a huge difference between homeschooling, unschooling and worldschooling. Each type of schooling has its pros and cons and only the student and the parents can decide which method is best for them. In some instances, a combination may be the best. Do some research to make a properly informed decision!