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We're here to amplify the voices of people who are actively redefining education.

Education in Transformation (EDiT) is a film platform that shares stories and ideas from the Self-Directed Education (SDE) movement. It features the many flavours of SDE environments: Unschooling and Worldschooling families, Democratic Schools, Agile Learning Centers, Sudbury Schools, Free Schools, and Liberated Learning Centers... just to name a few. What they all have in common is a belief that learning is a natural process and that people flourish when THEY get to determine how their education goes.

    

Who Are We?

We are Pia Janzen and Sierra Allen, passionate learning facilitators and filmmakers. We have travelled extensively, visiting, documenting and learning from radical learning communities around the world. EDiT is our way of sharing the transformative stories we've witnessed. We believe that the thrivability of life on this planet depends on the human ability to return learning to life and life to learning.

 
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Our Filmmaker Friends

These filmmakers are transformational storytellers that inspire us. They help us offer a rich selection of videos that support our mission to share a diversity of voices and perspectives from the Self-Directed Education movement.

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Florie Berrehar

Florie is a French filmmaker who's been dedicating the past few years to a documentary film about Self-Directed Education. It's called Pursuing my Dreams and it tells the stories of 4 alumni of 4 different free schools around the world. It will be released at the beginning of 2020.
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Jeremy Stuart

Jeremy’s involvement in the television and film industry has spanned over 30 years. He is the director of two feature-length documentaries about homeschooling and unschooling, Class Dismissed (2005) and Self-Taught: Life Stories From Self-Directed Learners (2019).
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Latest Videos

Blake Boles on Video Games, His New Book and Finding Meaningful Work | Couch Sessions

In this 16 minute Interview from 2019, Blake speaks about some of the questions he’s exploring in his new book, “Why Are You Still Sending Your Kids to School?” He also shares about his own path in the world of self-directed education, about how to know when a project is over and it’s time to start a new one, and how to decide which new project to start. You can find his new book “Why Are You Still Sending Your Kids...

FROM SCHOOL TEACHER TO SDE FACILITATOR | Cassidy Younghans

Cassidy Younghans is a Self-Directed Education advocate and facilitator. She taught as a public school teacher for 5 years and this is her transition story to opening and running her own alternative learning center, Epic Life Learning Community in Texas, United States. Cassidy also shares highlights from the annual AERO Conference, a gathering in the United States for folks involved in all the many expressions of alternatives to mainstream...

WON’T THEY BE LIMITED IN THEIR OPPORTUNITIES? | Unschooling Myths Ep.3

“I don’t think that not going to school is limiting opportunities, I think it’s changing the opportunities.” – Zoë Newmarco This is the 3rd and final video wrapping up the Unschooling Myths series! These unschoolers address another common concern about Unschooling and Self-Directed Education: If they don’t go to school… WON’T THEY BE LIMITED IN THEIR OPPORTUNITIES? Huge thanks again to everyone who...

HOW WILL THEY LEARN SOCIAL SKILLS? | Unschooling Myths Ep.2

“Just because you’re pursuing self-directed learning doesn’t mean you’re learning alone. […] the self comes from self-awareness and self-curiosity but it’s not a lonely thing.” In this second video of our Unschooling myths series, we want to address another concern that many people have when they hear about unschooling and Self-Directed Education: If they don’t go to school…. HOW WILL THEY...