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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.


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.

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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Most Watched Videos

JOHN HOLT | Pioneer of Unschooling and Youth Rights

Who is John Holt?
A short history of John Holt and the influence his writings had on modern-day Unschooling and Youth Rights with a personal story from Pat Farenga, a friend of Holt and an advocate of the modern unschooling movement. This is an excerpt from Jeremy Stuart’s documentary, Class Dismissed.

DO YOU EVER GET BORED? | Mahek & Marie-France | Unschooling

Mahek is a Self-Directed Learner. Marie-France is a teacher and Unschooling mama of four.
This is their SDE Story.  Mother and daughter share the joys and challenges of opting out of conventional schooling and learning by doing what they love. They live in Whitehorse, Yukon in Canada.
How does boredom show up in your life and in the lives of the young people around you?


Tania passionately tells her story about navigating the educational options in Mexico with her 6-year-old daughter.
First, her transition into the conventional Mexican education system and then into a Self-Directed Education center called Explora ALC, located in Puerto Escondido, Oaxaca, Mexico. She shares what she goes through as a mother as she observes her daughter’s shifts in response to her environment.


Sarah has over 9 years of experience in education as a teacher/facilitator/trainer. This is her SDE story. Currently, she facilitates at Mesahat, a Self Directed Learning Community in Cairo as well as Self-Directed Facilitator Training programs. Previously, she was an extracurricular program facilitator at Engineeius Learning Centre and taught early childhood at Mavericks, Egypt’s first blended learning school. She was also a learning...