Observer : ‘Teenage depression to be tackled in class’

Caroline Davies . The Observer, Sunday 25 January 2009. Group therapy sessions are to be introduced to classrooms to help adolescents avoid succumbing to depression. More than 7,000 teenagers, aged between 13 and 16, will take part in the £1m […]

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Learner’s Charter for a Personalised Learning Environment.

CPE-PEN brought a number of ideas and resources which influenced the development of Futurelab's 'Learner's Charter for a Personalised Learning Environment.' There is now a video introducing Futurelab's

Futurelab: Assessment Literature Review and Social Justice

Futurelab has just published its latest Assessment Literature Review, commissioned from outstanding academic researchers to offer a route map through the vast body of research into education and

Press Release: Young people shout about informal learning on social networking sites with ShoutBox

Young people shout about informal learning on social networking sites with ShoutBox   Young people are being encouraged to recognise and showcase their learning outside the classroom with ShoutBox.

AERO: E-News 20th January. Old John Holt film.

Thanks to AERO for locating this link to a John Holt film available for free online Below you will find a link to an old film made for Holt

Independent Review of Home Education

The Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families announced that he has commissioned an independent review of home education.  The review will be conducted over the

CfL Events: Apprentices, Leitch, Training and Adult Skills

The Role of Apprentices in the Recession 12 February 2009, 2pm - 4pm London This session will look at the contribution apprenticeship can make to the economy in the context of

Recapturing Childhood. Positive Parenting in the Modern World

Recapturing Childhood. Positive Parenting in the Modern World In her new book Mildred Masheder provides wise advice on every aspect of childhood.With many inspiring contributions from parents, who have written

Futurelab – two new FREE publications on innovative education and early years learning.

Supporting innovation in schools The new handbook, ‘Promoting Transformative Innovation in Schools’, is designed to prompt debate around the nature and purpose of innovation in schools. It aims to

Life Learning. Lessons from the Educational Frontier.

New Book: Life Learning. Lessons from the Educational Frontier. Edited by Wendy Priesnitz. 2008 ISBN 978-0920118-17-7. The Alternate Press, Canada. www.lifemedia.ca/altpress. A collection of essays from a host (30)

John Taylor Gatto – Weapons of Mass Instruction.

Weapons of Mass Instruction. A Schoolteacher's Journey through the Dark World of Compulsory Schooling. John Taylor Gatto. HB ISBN 978-086571-631-5. New Society Publishers, British Columbia, Canada. www.newsociety.com From the

Educational Heretics Press – 2009 Catalogue

Educational Heretics Press - 2009 Catalogue ehpcatalog2009 EHP Book Catalogue Educational Heretics Press is the essential read on education. It's also our very own. If you really want

‘Creating a Movement: the struggle for Inclusive Education in the UK 1990 – 2006’ DVD

The videos on this DVD are also about political activism from direct action to the slippery process of legislation. They are of interest to everyone involved in or

Birmingham Musuem and Art Gallery – Service to Home-based Educators

Free service offered to home educators in the Midlands area (see below). We are  able to be very flexible as to the kind of themes we can cover. Best

Staffordshire University: Creative Communities Unit Newsletter

PEN Comment: News from our friends at the CCU. The Creative Communities Unit at Staffordshire University is currently developing a collaborative project with the University

CfL: Learning to Learn Conference 17 March 2009

Learning to Learn in FE Conference London Chamber of Commerce and Industry 33 Queen Street London EC4R 1AP 17 March 2009 Time: 10am - 4pm Cost: £175 plus VAT **Book before the end of January

Futurelab: Two Research Posts

We are excited to announce two new vacancies at the Futurelab offices in

Futurelab: January Newsletter – Resources.

New handbook: Reimagining outdoor learning spaces Our latest handbook focuses on the use and utility of outdoor space for play and learning, and aims to support those thinking about

IALA Conference Listings

Mark your calendar for any of the following conferences about alternatives of interest to you or colleagues. The Community Day School Network (California) will hold its

IALA January E-News:

Range of Alternatives

We recently created the outline below showing the kinds of choices available to students in some parts of Minnesota. This may be similar to

Life Media E-Newsletter: January 2009

 Free Skools: Learning For Its Own Sake Most of our readers are familiar with the term "free school" as it relates to a democratic alternative school for children. But

Times Online Articles

Thanks to Paul Henderson for forwarding these three items from the Times Online Think tank: Bring on a teaching revolution Education should open pupils’ minds, not impart facts Don Tapscott. January

Press release: Ordnance Survey – Charles Leadbeater

World-renowned innovation expert confirmed as Ordnance Survey keynote speaker Charles Leadbeater, one of the world’s most influential creative thinkers and author of the book “We-Think: mass innovation, not mass

Shikshantar E-Patrika: Winter 2008-09

There's always energy and interest in the work of Shikshantar. http://www.swaraj.org/shikshantar/   Here are some items from the winter E-Patrika. Upcoming Events Udaipur as a Learning City - It's wide, colorful and

Press Release: Roland Art Film Collection Now Online

BETT 09 - ROLAND UNVEILS ONLINE ART FILMS COLLECTION FOR STUDENTS AND EDUCATORS BETT, Olympia, January 14-17, 2008, stand W41 (upstairs) Making its debut at BETT 2009 is The

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