How do you educate the kids when you are travelling?
Lets start with one of the most common questions we get asked:
What about school? We are both teachers, primary and secondary and have worked in International schools around the world, we had a good idea of what we needed to do before we started to travel…but what became apparent, very quickly, was the opportunities for learning that naturally presented itself as we experienced the world around us.
We saw how the kids approached learning when they were inspired and were able to make decisions on their learning. We learnt that our ‘traditional style’ of teaching has it’s uses but also its limitations.
What does it mean to full time travel and educate?
Full-time travel and education is a lifestyle in which children are educated while traveling full-time with their family. Simple right?
This type of educational journey can be taken by those who want more freedom and flexibility than what is possible with traditional schooling. It can also be an excellent way to learn about different cultures and lifestyles firsthand. But how exactly do you travel and teach the kids at the same time?
Benefits of full time travel for children
Traveling full time can be an amazing experience for children, providing them with opportunities to learn about different cultures, people and places. It can also help them to develop new skills and confidence, as well as a greater sense of independence. Here are some of the main benefits of full-time travel for children:
1. They’ll learn about different cultures and ways of life.
2. They’ll make new friends from all over the world.
3. They’ll gain confidence and independence.
4. They’ll develop new skills, such as map-reading and budgeting.
5. They’ll have fun!
Worldschooling: A different kind of education
Worldschooling is a different kind of education. It’s an educational philosophy and lifestyle that embraces the world as the classroom. Worldschoolers learn by experiencing the world firsthand. They are curious and open-minded, and they have a natural love of learning.
And is not just about travel. It’s about exposing your children to different cultures and worldviews, and giving them the opportunity to learn in a variety of settings. Worldschoolers often have more flexibility than traditional students when it comes to their education. They can design their own curriculum, choose where and when they learn, and tailor their education to their individual needs and interests.
There are many benefits to worldschooling. Worldschoolers develop strong social skills, independence, and confidence. They learn how to think critically and creatively, and they gain a global perspective on the world. Worldschooling can also be cheaper than traditional schooling, since you don’t have to pay for tuition or textbooks. And it’s a great way to bond with your children as you explore new places together.
Unschooling: Letting your child’s curiosity guide their learning
When it comes to education, there is no one-size-fits-all approach. For some families, full-time travel is the best way to provide their children with an enriching and educational experience. This type of travel can be especially beneficial for unschoolers, who let their child’s curiosity guide their learning.
Full-time travel provides unschoolers with opportunities to explore new places and learn about different cultures firsthand. This type of travel can also help them develop a love for learning, as they are constantly encountering new things to explore. In addition, full-time travel can help unschoolers build independence and self-confidence as they navigate new situations and environments.
Online schooling: Is it right for you?
Online schooling allows locational freedom whilst allowing your kids to have a structured approach and connection to an education provider. Online classes can allow your kids to have more flexible schedules, and to be able to learn at their own pace. Whatever the reason, online schooling can be a great option for families who want to travel full-time. There are various platforms available which offer a full range of classes, from full curriculums to specific subjects or even extra curricular classes.
Here are some things to consider if you’re thinking about enrolling your child in an online school:
1. Is the school accredited? If you are opting for a full curriculum, you may want to make sure that the credits your child earns will be transferable should you ever decide to settle down in one place again.
2. Make sure the curriculum is challenging enough for your child. Just because your child is learning from home doesn’t mean that the education should be any less rigorous than it would be at a traditional school. Find out what texts and materials will be used in each subject, and how much time will be spent on each topic.
3. Consider your child’s learning style. Some children thrive in a traditional classroom setting, while others do better when they can learn at their own pace and in their own environment. If you think your child would do better with online schooling, talk to them about it and see if they’re open to the idea.
A worldschool hub is a place where worldschooling families can meet, learn, and share experiences with each other. Worldschooling is a form of alternative education that uses travel and experiential learning as the basis of learning. Worldschoolers see the world as their classroom and leverage the cultures, languages, and environments they encounter as learning opportunities.
These hubs can be found in various parts of the world and cater to different needs and interests of worldschooling families. Here are some examples of worldschool hubs we have attended:
- Luxor Learning Hub– Luxor, Egypt: A self-directed learning hub that brings together worldschooling families to co-create valuable learning experiences, share challenges and triumphs, and support one another.
- Naturemind-ED @Spirit Mountain– Krabi, Thailand: offers experiential nature education and cultural immersion through a great selection of environmental, nature based activities.
- The Wood School- Ubud, Bali: A permanent school in Bali, Indonesia that hosts worldschooling families for up to five weeks offering a wholistic neohumanist philosophical approach to education.
Worldschool hubs are a great way for worldschooling families to connect with like-minded people, enrich their learning journey, and enjoy the benefits of community. For a family travel website, a worldschool hub can be presented as an attractive option for families who want to explore the world while educating their children in a holistic and flexible way.
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With a little planning and effort, full-time travel can be a great way to enhance your child’s education while also providing some amazing life experiences. This is definitely not a one style suits all approach here, it’s about finding the right thing for you and your kids.
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