Pat Farenga, John Holt and Self Directed Learning

Hear of the late great John Holt´s timeless understanding of how children learn (and fail) through following their own innate curiosity and endless creativity

While working with John, Pat was able to appreciate the stark contrast of giving children respect and autonomy to understand the world around as opposed to cramming and regurgitating soon to be forgotten facts for constant tests, or as John Holt named it, “The Charade of Leaning”

This is a real gem of a clip from the podcast as Pat was originally a skeptic of John’s ideas of education until he saw the beautiful simplicity of it working in action!

Pat can be found continuing John Holt’s legacy here

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