- Dale J. Stephens
- Winters, CA
- United States
Self-directed higher education
UnCollege helps independent learners create their own higher education. In a traditional college setting, individuals easily lose the joy of learning amid lectures and theoretical perspectives. After years of this passivity, traditional students are sapped of creative force at the beginning of their careers.
UnCollege students see no separation between themselves and the world. Through self-designed projects and experiential learning, they truly engage in the world and learn from it — on their own terms.
Individuals can use UnCollege to complement university experience, replace traditional education or further their education — at any age! Together, these unstudents create an age-diverse and interest-diverse group dedicated to meaningful learning.
For nominal tuition individuals gain access to the UnCollege website and community. The website gives unstudents access to a project-based learning curriculum and connections to UnCollege’s network of like-minded peers and mentors. Students customize projects based on their own interests and can complete them individually or in groups. UnCollege staff and mentors are available to provide personal guidance to unstudents when required.
By creating, completing, and evaluating their own curricula, UnCollege students claim ownership over their educations. The learner defines her own higher education and won’t flounder when she must direct her own life.
Read more about UnCollege at http://uncollege.org.