New words – 25 July 2016

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unschooling noun an educational method or concept that involves children directing their own learning by following their own interests rather than by having a structured curriculum

Once my unschooling son announced he wants to get a Ph.D. in biology I decided I had to get serious about making sure he can get into college.

[education.penelopetrunk.com 02 January 2016]

She is passionate about unschooling and self-directed learning, Attachment Parenting, homebirthing, holistic health, and homesteading.

[www.citykidshomeschooling.com 02 January 2016]

lifehack noun an action you can take to make your life easier or better

This likeable pop-science show takes the current craze for lifehacks and steers it gently into the absurd.

[The Guardian (UK broadsheet) 02 January 2016]

blue belt noun an area of protected coastline

The UK government has extended the coastal ‘blue belt’ of protected marine areas

[www.bbc.co.uk 17 January 2016]

Britain’s ‘Blue Belt’ haven for our marine life doubles
Almost two dozen new conservation zones protecting UK waters will save rare and exotic creatures from fishing and seaside development

[www.telegraph.co.uk (article title) 17 January 2016]

About new words

7 thoughts on “New words – 25 July 2016

  1. Pingback: (EN) – New words: 25 July 2016 | dictionaryblog.cambridge.org – Glossarissimo!

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    On 25 Jul 2016 12:32, “About Words – Cambridge Dictionaries Online blog” wrote:

    > Cambridge Words posted: ” unschooling noun an educational method or > concept that involves children directing their own learning by following > their own interests rather than by having a structured curriculum Once my > unschooling son announced he wants to get a Ph.D. in biology ” >

  3. Pingback: New Words – Cambridge Dictionary About words blog (July 25, 2016) | Editorial Words

  4. Pingback: Delight-Driven Education: What a Thrill to Learn the Dictionary Approves of Our Homeschool Method! – IdealReads

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