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Unschooling Rules: 55 Ways to Unlearn What We Know About Schools and Rediscover Education Paperback – February 1, 2011
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As well as being an award-winning analyst, speaker, and writer, Clark Aldrich is one of the top five active educational game designers in the world. His educational games have been patent winning, generated millions in revenues, are market leaders in their categories, have been rigorously proven to drive long term desired changes in behavior, and have been translated and deployed in dozens of countries and languages.
Aldrich is also the author of five books, Simulations and the Future of Learning, Learning By Doing, The Complete Guide to Simulations and Serious Games, Learning Online with Games, Simulations, and Virtual Worlds, and Unschooling Rules.
Aldrich's work has been featured in hundreds of sources, including CBS, ABC, The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Associated Press, CNN, NPR, CNET, Business 2.0, BusinessWeek, U.S. News and World Reports.
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Whatever our 'love affair' with the school classroom might have been in the past (I have a grown up daughter who was very successful in school throughout the 1990s), I live now in a culture of unprecedented educational opportunity, a reality where every self-motivated individual with an internet connection is free to learn whatever they choose to learn whenever and wherever it suits them. It's the age of the "digital revolution" - and that has made schools the laggards of the education world and in need of the kinds of fundamental changes that Clark Aldrich explores through his ideas, often with the help of some wry and perceptive humour.
I do like this little book very much (which is why it features on my website!) and consider it recommended reading for anybody interested in the future of education, whatever form that might ultimately take. For those who are unschooling, I think it's a gift for biting back at the critics. For parents with children in school who just want schools to be better than they've become it may however be a provocative read - there are many things to think about in this book that you might find yourself thinking about for the very first time.
Edited to add: I wish Amazon had a way a reviewer could easily indicate if a review is written by a friend or colleague in the field of the author. Re-reading the reviews, this looks to be the case with several of the positive reviews, and I wish I had spotted that sooner. I also do not find anything to support the publisher's (?) description that the author has experience with homeschoolers and unschoolers and is an education guru.If this is the case, I wish the author or publisher would provide some information on it. There should be more transparency to decrease the likelihood that customers such as myself feel like they were taken for a ride.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Succint and inspirational. Aldrich's Unschooling Rules shifted my perspective of America's goliath educational institution from being in need of reform to being better off burned... Read morePublished 29 days ago by Amanda Ines Golden
This is the best book on unschooling I have read, and I have read many! five more words are requiredPublished 4 months ago by Lisa Jackson
Great book for new perspectives on learning and real education.Published 5 months ago by Linda B. Etter
Great insights...really opens a person's mind to seeing education in a whole new light...not just as it applies to my kids, but me as well.Published 6 months ago by A. Melicharek
This book, at best, could be a 10 minute YouTube video or even a Ted talk. There really wasn't anything new and I didn't feel like it needed to be purchased for information that I... Read morePublished 9 months ago by erin edwards
I basically agree with all of the "rules" presented in this book. My objection is that the author takes such a bitter and adversarial tone in relating anything to the public school... Read morePublished 9 months ago by Audrey D. Maldonado
You clearly and concisely presented ur case! This is an intriguing little book and I cannot wait to learn more!!!Published 10 months ago by James P Mitchell