Campaign for Learning: Can We Learn Our Way to Happiness?

National Learning Forum Can We Learn Our Way to Happiness? London 02 October 2008 The Campaign for Learning is hosting a National Learning Forum to debate the need for wellbeing policy in education and its impact on children, families and […]

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HESFES (Home Educators’ Seaside Festival) 2008

Roland and Janet Meighan and myself attended HESFES 2008 on 28/29th June ( http://www.hesfes.co.uk/ ). It's become one

Schoolhouse Conference: Learning Without Limits. John Taylor Gatto keynote

Scotland's national home education support organisation Schoolhouse has announced it is to host a major conference in

Antidote – E-News July 2008

Antidote http://www.antidote.org.uk/ Antidote’s aim is to create an emotionally literate society, where

Book: Young Children and Racial Justice by Jane Lane

 Young Children and Racial Justice by Jane Lane is published by The National Children’s Bureau and is available now from Central Books (£19.20 NCB members/ £23.99

IALA News July 2008

Two particularly interesting articles from IALA ( http://www.learningalternatives.net/  ) in July - Singapore: Teach Less, Learn More and Democratic

Campaign for Learning policy briefings: Adult Learning: vive la revolution and The JWT group: training or no training

Adult Learning: vive la revolution, 2 - 4pm, 17 July 2008 Following DIUS's consultations on informal learning and the statutory right to

Edutopia News 25th June 2008 – Students Learn by Teaching

'Wisdom of the (Multi) Ages: Students Learn by Teaching' http://www.edutopia.org/multiage-classroom-looping-peer-mentoring An interesting article by Molly Jackel on how

Edutopia News 18th June 2008 – Extreme Road to Education

Edutopia news linked to this CBS news video

Futurelab – Vision Magazine 7 (July-Dec 2008)

Futurelab's bi-annual magazine features articles on the Children's Plan, the Primary Capital Programme, compulsory post-16 education, learners as co-designers, robots in education, and

Beyond Current Horizons

Beyond Current Horizons is a joint programme conducted by the Department for Children, Schools and Families (DCSF) and education innovators Futurelab. The programme is tasked with building a

Book: Global Children, Global Media Migration

Global Children, Global Media Migration, Media and Childhood. Liesbeth de Block, David Buckingham Children today are growing up in a world of global media. Many have also become global

Edutopia News 11th June 2008 – Twenty-First-Century Digital Learner

The Twenty-First-Century Digital Learner: How tech-obsessed iKids would improve our schools. Fascinating article by Mark Prensky essentially about learner voice. Challenges mainstream educators to listen.  http://www.edutopia.org/ikid-digital-learner-technology-2008 'We treat

Campaign for Learning policy briefings: Welfare to Work reforms 2-4pm, 4th July 2008

The government is expected to publish its green paper on welfare reform in the middle of June. This event will examine the green paper, assess its

BESA urgently seeks teacher input for Policy Commission

BESA are urgently calling on teachers and educators to visit the just-released online survey at http://commission.eduresearch.org.uk/ to add their voice

Children and mental health – Teachers TV

Mental Health – Supporting Young Minds

With 10% of all children in schools reported to be suffering from mental

Representing Childhood Conference 8-10 July, Sheffield, UK

This conference will explore the ways in which childhood and youth are represented as life course categories and how in changing cultural and historical contexts these categories are

Edutopia News 4th June 2008 – Charter School Design

From Edutopia news http://www.edutopia.org/edutopianews.html  Charter School Takes An Organic Approach To Learning The Learning Gate Community School opens its first modular classroom building, hoping to achieve

Rights of the Child Conference – Swansea, Wales. Sept 19, 2008

The Conference combines critical reflection by leading international experts in children’s rights, drawing on experience from before the adoption of the UNCRC, with examination of specific issues by

IALA News May 15 2008

IALA news - latest May 15 blog entries http://www.learningalternatives.net/. Some fascinating items include:

  • Baccalaureate Degree at Community Colleges!
  • - In a stunning development, the Community College Baccalaureate

Resisting the culture of schooling – Shikshantar

There is so much creative thought and practical energy in Shikshantar  http://www.swaraj.org/shikshantar/ Its really worth exploring the resources of their website and challenging some of our own accepted

Edutopia News 28 May 2008 – Sir Ken Robinson on transformation and imagination

From Eduptopia news http://www.edutopia.org/edutopianews.html for this link to a video of Sir Ken Robinson talking in April in San Franscisco.

Outstanding Schools Criteria

From the Alite newsletter http://www.alite.co.uk/ Jane Rolph, Headteacher of Chapel Break Infant School. Jane reported on Outstanding Education, Learning and Care Providers' Conference following her school's highly successful Ofsted

Primary Capital Programme

You've all heard of the UK Building Schools for the Future  (BSF)- focussed on secondary sector. The Primary Capital Programme is also now coming to wider attention. The

Developing sustainable schools toolkit

A toolkit aimed at helping schools become more sustainable has been designed by NCSL. Whether you're just getting started or have done a lot of work in this

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