In this engaging talk, Callie shares with the TEDxCambridgeUniversity audience her experience of ‘unschooling’. Different to ‘home-schooling’, Callie reflects upon how this new educational method and philosophy impacted upon her development. She argues that children need to be put back at the centre of their education.
Unschooled until age 16 when she started high school in the United States followed by local community college, Callie Vandewiele is now studying for a PhD at the University of Cambridge in Latin American Studies. Through her learning and work she has developed an interest in women’s leadership education and the ongoing interactions between globalized western culture, local cultures and the evolution of ancient traditions.