Singapore’s Great Unschooling Curriculum with Dawn Fung
What is the one thing all homeschoolers, unschoolers, cyberschoolers, worldschoolers and even those in traditional education all agree on? Find the answer here
Have you ever heard of Singapore, and how education is run in a top-down manner with a highly stressful, compulsory examination for 12-year-olds? What if I shared with you that Singaporeans are missing out on a great unschooling curriculum right before our eyes? We are just not tapping into it.
I’m the founder of Homeschool Singapore, a dynamic community of homeschooling parents and children that runs the annual Homeschool Convention and other major homeschooling events in Singapore. I have three children - 11,9 and 1.
I am an unschooler. I first learnt about unschooling in 2014 from play advocate Sarah Lee-Wong. Since then I have been inspired by the work of John Holt and Pat Farenga. Unschooling is open and inclusive of all learners, free to pick up, and sometimes controversial in a world that is still fixated by school-dominated systems. Especially Singapore. Join me as I unpack what makes education meaningful in a country that makes busyness its top priority.