Round-table talk with Dr Alan Thomas

Axis Roundtable Series

‘How Children Learn at Home’

Guest Speaker: Dr Alan Thomas
Wednesday, 2nd May 2012, 17:30 – 19:00


Wisdom School,
336 Philip Lane, N15 4AB


With a view to achieving incisive, productive, and open discussions about education and education policy, the Axis Educational Trust is holding a series of RoundTable talks with an exciting range of guest speakers. These events embrace a wide range of issues surrounding education, from practical classroom-orientated advice forums to social and philosophical debates about the role and impact of education in our rapidly changing world.

About Dr Alan Thomas

Dr Alan Thomas is a developmental psychologist. He has been a teacher at all levels, from primary school through to university in the UK, Holland, Spain and Australia. For the last 12 years he has been a Visiting Fellow at the Institute of Education, University of London, researching home education, especially informal/autonomous/unschooling/natural learning. He has written three books, the most recent one How Children Learn at Home jointly with Harriet Pattison. Altogether he has worked with nearly 200 families in the UK, Australia and Ireland.

Dr Alan Thomson submitted evidence about the effectiveness of autonomous home education during the Badman Review of 2009.

Free and open to the public. (registration required)
Refreshments will be served.


Phone: 0207  607 9330