Artist - Lily Tao (aged 14)

Artist - Lily Tao aged 14

Artist – Saffron Lily aged 15

This second Irish Unschooling Conference will take place on Saturday 16th May 2015 and is designed for parents, teenagers and all those who are exploring or following an unschooling approach to Home Education.  This is an approach where there is no set curriculum and children learn through everyday life and through following their interests, all the while accompanied and supported by those around them.

The on the day will include Prof. Peter Gray, who will speak about his research in in area of children’s natural ways of learning and the life-long value of play, parents who have followed a child-led approach to home education and home educated teenager.  There will also be a session on home educating a child with Special Needs.  There will be a Youth Forum for teenagers aged 14 and over and discussion groups for parents.


“The child is curious. He wants to make sense out of things, find out how things work, gain competence and control over himself and his environment, and do what he can see other people doing. He is open, perceptive, and experimental. He does not merely observe the world around him, He does not shut himself off from the strange, complicated world around him, but tastes it, touches it, hefts it, bends it, breaks it. To find out how reality works, he works on it”
 ― John Holt