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 …

What is Self Directed Education?

SDE Learning takes place entirely through self-chosen activities which may or may not include classes and courses, and which may or may not appear ‘educational’ to the outside observer. The goal is not to pass tests or comply with any set curriculum, but rather, to hone the skills needed to …