Young Adults and Today’s Challenges

Edutopia News 16th April 2008 reports on  What Are the Biggest Challenges Young Adults Face Today? The survey took place in California using cell phones and gives an interesting representation of the views of the young people in this culturally […]

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Adventure into 2050 – The Science of Survival, the new ‘ecoexperience’

  Opening at The Science Museum Hands-on exhibition explores how science and technology can help us respond to the challenges of our changing planet. The Science

New Alternative Education Resource Organisation (AERO) blog

AERO's blog is up and running. Congratulations to Jerry Mintz and colleagues at AERO (Alternative Education Resource Organisation). AERO and Personalised Education Now share much in common. We recommend

Campaign for Learning policy briefings: Implementing 14-19 Qualification and Curriculum Reform

Implementing 14-19 Qualification and Curriculum Reform Date: 22 April 2008 Time: 11am - 1pm Venue: Campaign for Learning, 19 Buckingham Street,

21st Century Learning Alliance award

National College of School Leadership (NCSL) Last opportunity to enter. The award for Leading Innovation will be made to a school or other learning community that can demonstrate excellence


At PEN we always acknowledge the wider landscape of educational practice and ideas. There is so much to learn from that sits outside our current silos.

School of Everything – March news

School of Everything is a community of people teaching and learning. Here's how it works:   We've supported the SoE since we first heard about them.

Shikshantar: The Peoples’ Institute for Rethinking Education and Development. Fresh Minds animation

Shikshantar: The Peoples' Institute for Rethinking Education and Development Another of our favourite websites. Well worth exploring on a

Futurelab e-news items April

Go to the Futurelab website for some of the best thinking and projects around Get the latest from Futurelab from their April e-news 

Campaign for Learning policy briefings

Implementing 14-19 Qualification and Curriculum Reform, 22 April 2008: with Mary Curnock Cook, QCA Taking Forward Adult

Children and Young People’s Participation Project Mangager

The Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health is looking to appoint a Children and Young People’s Participation Project Manager to oversee its activities and framework for the

Enabling Real Participation by Children and Young People: Working with the Tensions

University of Central Lancashire - Faculty of Health In collaboration with The Children’s and Young People’s Participation Learning Network. A practitioner workshop led by Harry Shier. Harris Park Conference Centre,

IALA News April

IALA news - latest April  blog entries

  •  A Second Side to the Story
  • Webcast: Dropout Crisis
  • A Curriculum for Thinking
  • What Doesn't Get Measured Doesn't Get Done
  • Options for the High School

Campaign for Learning policy briefings

Implementing 14-19 Qualification and Curriculum Reform, 22 April 2008 Innovation Nation: Will the DIUS White Paper


AERO  picked up the following video in their recent March e-newsletter. Democratic values, organisation and practice are core principles for Personalised Education Now - without them we can never

A New Website by AERO is now live!  This website serves as the virtual home for The Directory of Democratic Education as well as a location providing unique articles, essay, links,

David Gribble – Website

David Gribble taught at Dartington Hall School for almost thirty years, and was then one of the joint founders of Sands School. Since retiring he has visited democratic

Education Today and Tomorrow Video

This video was created by Tom Woodward of Henrico County schools in Virginia using work of Karl Fisch from Colorado who created a PPT using various quotes and statistics

Shift Happens 2.0 Video

I went to an interesting conference a couple of weeks ago and saw the Shift Happens video for the first time. On my return sought

PEN Learning Exchange – April 6th 2008

Welcome to our new blog / ezine. It's going to be an interesting month getting up to speed with our new blog / ezine and the rest of our

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