DEMOCRACY MEANS…

DEMOCRACY MEANS…

… EVERYONE MATTERS.

PLAY IS…

PLAY IS…

…LIFE!

There’s no pace…

There’s no pace…

… LIKE YOUR OWN PACE!

I am as I am…

I am as I am…

…BECAUSE WE ARE AS WE ARE

Only I can know…

Only I can know…

…WHAT MATTERS MOST TO ME.

Togetherness creates…

Togetherness creates…

…ITS OWN PATTERNS AND RHYTHMS.

Real learning is…

Real learning is…

…ALWAYS DYNAMIC!

 

EACH MIND…

EACH MIND…

…BUILDS A UNIQUE WORLD.

Welcome to Riverstone Village

SDE Learning Community | 100% Self-Directed Education | Nature-Rich Environment | Fully Democratic | All Ages
About
We are a Sudbury-inspired Democratic Self-Directed Education community in Johannesburg, South Africa. Riverstone Village Our Staff What We Offer FAQ  
Articles
These articles have been written by members of our community. This is where you can read more about our philosophy. Here are some of our articles that have been published elsewhere: Educational 'scaffolding' and 'thinking...
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This page offers links you can follow to learn more about what we do We are a member of Eudec, and aim to set up an African equivalent. The Alliance For Self-Directed Education (USA) publishes...

About

We are a Sudbury-inspired Democratic Self-Directed Education community in Johannesburg, South Africa.

Riverstone Village

Our Staff

What We Offer

FAQ

 

News

 

July 2017: We are now open for admissions interviews! Yes, our pilot project is growing, and we are ready to set up a full-time venue for 2018. Contact us to find out more.

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Horses with Friends and Raffle Draw

  R15 per person, under 2s free Come make friends with the horses Collin, Pajero and Nessie the cute little monster Tack up and grooming demonstration Horse show with Jumping Pony rides and horse treat feeding Raffle draw Snacks, Crafts, and Toys on sale Bring donations of dogfood, catfood, chicken …

Yes! You can apply to enroll for 2018

The time has finally come! The Riverstone Village admissions process is now open. Riverstone Village is South Africa’s first democratic, self-directed (SDE) learning community. Democratic self-directed education is a cutting-edge best-practice educational model growing fast around the globe, because: it is so effective and gets such great long term results, …

SDE a-ha’s

by Je’anna Clements Here are a few “aha’s” that can help us get our heads around Self Directed Education – how and why it works. Strange = scary, and for those of us who were conventionally schooled, SDE can look strange. But not that strange. If you stop to think, …

Who’s Afraid of SDE?

By Je’anna L Clements, with thanks to Chris Mercogliano For those of us who grew up with conventional schooling, Self-Directed Education can be scary. Fear can be slippery. It’s not always easy to distinguish real dangers from bogeymen under the bed. I recently had the pleasure of conversing about this …