Setting the Spark: World Schooling 102
We couldn't get enough of the globe trotting adventures of world schoolers so we were so excited when another world schooling mom agreed to come on the show! Catherine Olson, mother to four children seven and under, adopts a schooling philosophy that combines unschooling with worldschooling. She and her husband, Gabriel, both struggled with the limiting confines that public education offers. After nearly failing to graduate high school, Catherine discovered the immense possibilities of autonomous learning and went on to earn three bachelor’s degrees in English, Philosophy and Psychology. She operates by Aristotle and Einstein’s philosophy that the more you know, the more you realize you don’t know; and the belief that there is no such thing as a complete education. She has encouraged learning in their family from a very young age, believing that children can’t be prevented from discovery and connecting logic and theory. Worldschooling for Catherine includes taking advantage of every opportunity and absorbing the world with a hands on approach through culture, food, experience, customs and our relationship to all those concepts. With a home base in Utah, their worldschooling journey has taken them through 5 continents, 4 oceans, over 20 countries, countless cities and a myriad of cultures. Follow along with their adventures all over the web at Diapers on a Plane.
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