For the Love of Learning – Alternative Education Through Cultural, Social & Economic Lenses – Epi#17

For the Love of Learning Episode #17

Show Title:

Alternative Education Through the Cultural, Social, & Economic Lens

Monday May 25, 2015  8:00 pm – 10:00 pm EST
Tuesday May 26, 2015 1:00 am – 3:00 am BST

Special Guests:

Rebecka Koritz
Akilah S. Richards
Osunlade Daphne Edwards-Emi
Anna Brix Thomsen

Show Description:

In this episode we look at alternative education around the world through the lens of cultural, social and economic variables. We ask the question, “what is the purpose of education?” Does that purpose differ from within communities, cultures or even countries? And what about individual responsibility? Do we actually need schools? Finally, we ask, what is the best way to reach the common goal: achieving a lifelong love of learning?

Bios of Tonight’s Guests:

Rebecka Koritz


Rebecka Sofía Koritz is a pedagogical visionary and harsh school critic. She is an author, lecturer and former language teacher. Born in Sweden, she moved to Mexico in 2003. For over a decade she has been training teachers and giving workshops for parents, teachers and psychologists. In 2009 Rebecka co-founded Papalotes, a small Waldorf initiative in the state of Oaxaca (Mexico). In 2012 she co-founded its sister school in Puerto Escondido on the Pacific Coast, where she currently holds the position of Pedagogical Coordinator. In 2015 her book about the exciting journey of starting up alternative schools in one of the poorest states in Mexico, is going to be published in Swedish in Sweden. The overall question she asks herself is “why do we need schools?”.

The schools´ website:
My blog on education (in Swedish):
The school´s FB page:

Akilah S. Richards

AkilahAkilah S. Richards is an author, educator, digital content writer, and lifestyle coach who writes passionately about self-expression, womanhood, modern feminism, location independence and the unschooling lifestyle. She is a storyteller who believes in the power of expressed personal narrative and deep self-acceptance as tools for authentic self-expression and community enrichment.

Her works have been featured in national magazines such as Essence, Real Simple, and Rolling Out, and on several digital media sites including,, and among others.

Links –
Unschooling eBook:
Online Classes:

Anna Brix Thomsen

AnnaAnna Brix Thomsen is a teacher and host of the blog A Teacher’s Journey to Life. Anna has over 15 years of experience within the education system including an undergraduate degree in pedagogy and a graduate degree in educational sociology from Aarhus University in Denmark and Stockholm University in Sweden. She is a contributor to the working class think tank The Hampton Institute’s department of education and the independent online sociological journal Current projects including an impendent publication in the International Journal of Progressive Education’s Handbook of progressive education. Anna calls herself “a guerrilla teacher by day and a social media activist by night”. She documents her journey daily on various social media sites to share her insights and contribute to a meaningful and transformative discussion about education.


Osunlade Daphne Edwards-Emi

OsunladeOsunlade is a healer, spiritual teacher and transformation coach. As a divine catalyst for change, she supports and inspires women who are feeling stuck to dissolve their “stuff”, achieve peace and experience clarity, joy and abundance. As a space holder for earthy mamas, healers, and spiritually inclined mom-preneurs she has the unique gift of calling forth their empowered and authentic selves to do the work they came here to do and to experience the joy they came here to live.

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Lainie Liberti

As always, you can find out more about your host, Lainie Liberti at her website and the alternative education & world schooling project she runs with her teenage son at: You can also connect with her on twitter @ilainie & facebook.

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