The word “worldschool” has many different meanings. People use this word in different ways. Indeed, some people worldschool their children by “unschooling” them. Unschooling is an approach to education that involves “natural learning” or learning that happens through experience. Worldschooling, in contrast has to do with education that occurs through travel. 

Traveling Homeschoolers vs. Worldschooling

Some families make a distinction between traveling homeschoolers and worldschoolers, though the labels are extremely loose. Traveling homeschoolers are families that travel for a part of the year, always returning to a stationary Home Base. Worldschooling families, in contrast, tend to be permanently nomadic. Many of them have liquidated their belongings in order to travel full-time from place to place, seeking out hands-on educational opportunities along the way. Traveling homeschoolers also seek out hands-on educational opportunities too when they’re traveling, but they return to a Home Base for specified periods of time each year.

Both traveling homeschoolers and worldschoolers may choose to “unschool” their child by seeking out experiential learning opportunities rather than following a set curriculum. What works for one family may not work for another family. Some children require a certain amount of structure in order to feel motivated while others are crushed by structure and their creativity goes away. 

How the Devela Worldschooling Community Supports Traveling Homeschoolers and Worldschooling Families

The word “worldschool” has many different meanings. People use this word in different ways. Indeed, some people worldschool their children by “unschooling” them. Unschooling is an approach to education that involves “natural learning” or learning that happens through experience. Worldschooling, in contrast has to do with education that occurs through travel. 

Traveling Homeschoolers vs. Worldschooling

Some families make a distinction between traveling homeschoolers and worldschoolers, though the labels are extremely loose. Traveling homeschoolers are families that travel for a part of the year, always returning to a stationary Home Base. Worldschooling families, in contrast, tend to be permanently nomadic. Many of them have liquidated their belongings in order to travel full-time from place to place, seeking out hands-on educational opportunities along the way. Traveling homeschoolers also seek out hands-on educational opportunities too when they’re traveling, but they return to a Home Base for specified periods of time each year.

Both traveling homeschoolers and worldschoolers may choose to “unschool” their child by seeking out experiential learning opportunities rather than following a set curriculum. What works for one family may not work for another family. Some children require a certain amount of structure in order to feel motivated while others are crushed by structure and their creativity goes away. 

How the Devela Worldschooling Community Supports Traveling Homeschoolers and Worldschooling Families

The Devela Worldschooling Community provides both in-person and online resources (see our worldschooling blog) to parents. We’ve developed worldschooling resources in both Mexico and Myanmar (Asia) to give families plenty of diverse social and educational opportunities throughout the world. It doesn’t matter whether you adhere to a curriculum or you unschool your children, we provide unique educational opportunities for kids to get them excited about the world and what they can do as global citizens.

If you’re new to worldschooling or homeschooling, consider joining us in Guanajuato, Mexico or Myanmar. Contact Jennifer Shipp at jennifershipp1976@gmail.com for more information or to sign up for workshops, classes, or events.

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