December 18, 2017

AHE: AN EVENING WITH BEVERLEY & ROBIN PAINE-July 31

AHE: AN EVENING WITH BEVERLEY & ROBIN PAINE

When: Thu, Jul 31, 7:15pm – 9:30pm

Where: Harbourside Church, 48 Esmonde Road, Takapuna (map)

Description: Brought to you by Auckland Home Educators Inc, Auckland’s regional support network. http://www.ahe.org.nz/aheevents/events.htm

‘WHAT WE’D DO DIFFERENTLY IF WE COULD START AGAIN”

Beverley and Robin Paine are homeschool leaders in Australia. They are visiting New Zealand for seven weeks and we are delighted to be able to welcome them to Auckland. They began homeschooling in 1986 and, like most families, started off doing school-at-home. But homeschooling isn’t just about teaching. It’s about learning. And that was the first lesson their very young teachers – their children – taught them. How families start homeschooling their children usually looks nothing like how they finish homeschooling their children, and that’s how it was with Beverley and Robin.

In Auckland they’re going to talk about what they would do differently knowing what they know now. Beverley says: “It’s a tough topic and in our usual style we’re brutally honest about our journey. We’re not an ideal family, we’re a real family. We can’t go back. We live with the consequences of our actions. Our children live with the consequences of our actions. How does it all turn out? Is it what we wanted or expected? For some families homeschooling is over once their children become adults. I’m still asking questions about the educational process.” The Paines would like to spend some time talking about the role of fathers in home educating families. They will also talk about how we tend to undervalue the people resources around us as we clamour to access bigger and better material resources. Once upon a time education was very people focused: we learned through talking and doing together: through first-hand, hands-on, primary experiences. Little children still learn like that. Big children can too. So can adults. Homeschooling takes us back to real, effective learning. Beverley writes: “We probably won’t get to talk to you all individually, but please come up and introduce yourselves – that way, when we email I can (hopefully) put a face to a name and then we’ll truly be friends!”

Cost: AHE Member: $4 single / $6 couple Non-AHE Member: $8 single / $10 couple Refreshments and handouts included.

Books for sale.

For more details and to book please contact: seminar@AHE.org.nz

Also, look at Beverley’s website at www.beverleypaine.com

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