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Ricardo Semler: "We are trying to prove that by giving kids freedom they will in the end be better educated."

Michael Gove's national curriculum reforms: where's the creativity?

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Progressive Education

Program & Site Visits

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Not Perfect - A Place WhereAll Kids Can Hang Their Hats

About | Not Perfect

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'I channeled John Dewey. He says if you want to be a good teacher, don't teach reading and writing. Teach students.'

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The Baloney Detection Kit: Carl Sagan’s Rules for Bullshit-Busting and Critical Thinking | Brain Pickings

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In 1962, Jerome Bruner published On Knowing: Essays for the Left Hand (public library) — a wonderfully dimensional exploration of “the act of knowing in itself and how it is shaped and in turn gives form to language, science, literature, and art,” exploring not the biological mystery of left-handedness but the metaphorical mesmerism of the left hand, which has traditionally represented the power of intuition, imagination, and spontaneity:

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Lisa Nielsen: The Innovative Educator: Why no school is the best school if you can't afford an independent school. "Gone are the days when we saw our children as creative, unique individuals and educators as the ones who could help them discover, explore, and develop their passions."

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How We Think: John Dewey on the Art of Reflection and Fruitful Curiosity in an Age of Instant Opinions and Information Overload | Brain Pickings “To maintain the state of doubt and to carry on systematic and protracted inquiry — these are the essentials of thinking.”

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Reggie Nadelson writes about City and Country School in New York whose ethos has changed little in 50 years. #bbc

The school reunion with a difference

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Could We Create Another Einstein? A review of Tony Wagner's book Creating Innovators.

Could We Create Another Einstein?

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Thank you Maxine Greene - extraordinary educator. In loving memory of Maxine Greene ( December 23, 1917- May 29, 2014)

Home | Maxine Greene Center

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Peter Gow of the Independent Curriculum Group at From STEM to STEAM and Beyond, April 2014

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World Peace Game..John Hunter's brilliant work with fourth graders.

Home - World Peace Game Foundation

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Head of ROBERT C. PARKER SCHOOL: How do we motivate kids?

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“Creating a great school for all - an evening with Alfie Kohn and Pasi Sahlberg,” Wednesday, February 20, 2013 at Red Deer College in Red Deer, Alberta, Canada.

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This Is Not An Essay

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"Where I grew up learning was a collective activity. But when I got to school and tried to share learning with other students that was called cheating. The curriculum sent the clear message to me that learning was a highly individualistic, almost secretive, endeavour. My working-class experience didn’t count. Not only did it not count, it was disparaged." Border Crossing, 1993 Henry Giroux

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Howard Gardner, multiple intelligences and education. Howard Gardner’s work around multiple intelligences has had a profound impact on thinking and practice in education – especially in the United States

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John Dewey on education, experience and community. Arguably the most influential thinker on education in the twentieth century, Dewey’s contribution lies along several fronts. His attention to experience and reflection, democracy and community, and to environments for learning have been seminal.

John Dewey on education, experience and community

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Paulo Freire (1921 – 1997), the Brazilian educationalist, has left a significant mark on thinking about progressive practice. His Pedagogy of the Oppressed is currently one of the most quoted educational texts (especially in Latin America, Africa and Asia). Freire was able to draw upon, and weave together, a number of strands of thinking about educational practice and liberation.

Paulo Freire: dialogue, praxis and education

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Friedrich Fröbel- Construction kit- 1782-1852 Friedrich Froebel (Fröbel). Best known for his work on kindergartens and play, Froebel has a lot to say for informal educators.

Friedrich Froebel (Fröbel)

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Ken Robinson- The Art of Teaching

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John Hunter - inventor of the World Peace Game - in the Middle School at Poughkeepsie Day School.

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March With Us Maybe?

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Its easy to forget that, 50 years ago, early years education was an afterthought in policy and funding. It was the universities that were considered worth spending money on, and if they tended to be filled with the middle-classes, then thats just the way things were. The better-off simply happened to have brighter children. Thanks to Jerome Bruner and the other pioneers of cognitive development, views like these have long been gathering dust. But Bruner et al no longer get the recognition they

Jerome Bruner: The lesson of the story

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