How children learn at home

Just how do children learn when not in a classroom?  

We all know what learning looks like in school – we’ve all been there it’s familiar to us.  But not so many grew up home educated or in self-directed schools and the unknown makes us nervous.  This week we were incredibly lucky to speak to Harriet Pattison, who has carried out extensive research into how children learn when not in traditional schools. 

What methods do parents use, what learning styles do children have?  Do they all learn at the same pace?  And what happens when schooling stops – does a school gap mean a learning gap?

Guest: Harriet Pattison Phd. Senior Lecturer in Early Childhood, Liverpool Hope University.  Author of Rethinking Learning to Read & Co-Author of How Children Learn at Home.

You can still catch our previous episodes Home Education 101 and Managing Mental Health And Wellbeing. Our next episode From Teacher to Home Educator, is also out now.

You can find out more about the Lockdown Learning Podcast series and hear all the episodes here.