''The issue of autodidactism, autonomous and self-organized learning is becoming more prevalent, and we see that it goes beyond homeschooling, unschooling and education without school, starting to be present in university or job selection processes for different companies.
In the National University of Colombia, supported by the Faculty of Human Sciences, we have done in previous years different events around this theme: International Congresses in the years: 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2014 and five semester courses on Education without School among the Years 2011 and 2014. We were also part of the organizing team of the International Week of Alternative Education in 2015.
In addition, with the EnFamilia Network, through the accompaniment we have given to many families throughout the country in their process of deschooling, we have experienced and verified the capacities of children, youth and adults to learn in a self-organized way all types of knowledge and skills of different fields and levels of difficulty.
At the moment, we are also organizing a course at the National University of Colombia, this time working as a team with the Faculty of Engineering, in which we want to approach the processes of self-organization of learning in the fields of science, technology and engineering. We seek to show and analyze how, in a self-organized way and without schooling, we can acquire knowledge of university level or necessary in the professional and career world.
In this course we want to show, analyze and discuss testimonies of people who have lived and experienced this way of learning, contrasting them with more theoretical investigations or foundations on the subject.
That's why we write this message, to know if you have information about self-organization of learning in the sciences, technology or engineering that can share with us; could be books, research, articles, audiovisual material, documented experiences, etc. All this will help us to show how this phenomenon is current and growing not only in Colombia, but in other places of the world.
We thank you in advance for your cooperation.''
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