OpenEye January Update

Items from the OpenEye January 2012 Update   THE GOVERNMENT’S RESPONSE TO THE EYFS CONSULTATION   We were astonished to see that the government’s response, far from being sensitive to the items so clearly highlighted by the Tickell consultation, was […]

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Flexischooling from ad hoc to tip of an iceberg?

We've reported many times on the growing number of flexischooling initiatives.  The concept originated with our own leading light Dr Roland Meighan  http://edheretics.gn.apc.org/ http://www.rolandmeighan.co.uk/ and discussions held with  John

Don Glines: New Book.

  At CPE-PEN we're always delighted to support the work of Don Glines. He's delivered a blockbuster here. Don has successfully got to grips with personalisation

Flexischool Places available

Fancy a flexischool arrangement with your youngsters? Four opportunities have arisen below. The flexischooling concept is one of  CPE-PEN's primary foci at the moment. There is great interest. We

The Future of Learning Conference and Free Festival

It's worth having a good look at the elements of this conference... presenters, topics etc. Its likely to be a very interesting event all round.

Innovation in Education: Lessons from Pioneers Around the World

New book from Charles Leadbeater... Innovation in Education: Lessons from Pioneers Around the World. This is a 'head up' on the book. Charles Leadbeater is always a good,

‘The Purpose of Education: A Need for an Extensive Public Debate’

Our good friend Dr Tim Rudd has been stirring up public and political eductaional debate for some time.  To kick off 2012 he's attempting to get 100,000 signatures on

Ed Yourself – January 2012

With great thanks to Fiona Nicholson for news from the Home Education world.

Ongoing:Local Authority Support with Finding Exam Centre

85% of local authorities have now sent

TIDE: Teachers In Development Education. January Campaign

I can honestly say I probably learned more about learning and teaching with my career long association with the Development Education Centre (Birmingham) now TIDE - (Teachers in

AERO E-news 25.11.2011

Excerpt from Aero's newsletter 25.11.2011

Dear friends of AERO, Last Sunday we did a very successful first Internet radio show based on our current school starter's class.

Futurelab Resources

    

Futurelab resources

                            Computer games and learning handbook Aimed at teachers

TED Talks Iain McGilchrist: The divided brain

 

Psychiatrist Iain McGilchrist describes the real differences between the left and right halves of the human brain. It's not simply "emotion on the right, reason on

Chris Shute – What’s the use of homework?

 What’s the use of Homework?2  Chris may be less mobile than he used to be but nothing has stopped the flow of his thoughts and ideas.

OpenEYE Campaign-new website- Save Childhood.net.

A new website www.savechildhood.net has been developed by the OpenEYE Campaign - the multi-disciplinary action group. Two weeks ago the OpenEYE Campaign had a letter published in

Authoritarian Schooling: A Catalogue of Damage. New website.

News from david Gribble Authoritarian Schooling: A Catalogue of Damage, the website I have been working on for the past year, is now live, at

Education in the Gaps between Lessons

Another 'Fireship' from our very own Chris Shute! One of the prime paradoxes of education is that a most important part of anyone’s education takes place at

EdYourself – October 4th 2011

New DfE Guidance on Claiming Funding for Home Educated Children

On September 30th the Department for Education published the new Alternative Provision Funding Guidance for

OpenEye October 2011

Time to arrest the Erosion of Childhood
Letter page and lead headline in the Daily Telegraph, Saturday 24th Sept, 2011
Dear Letters Editor,  SIR -

650,000 British Children on Drug to Control Behaviour

AERO E-News 20.9.2011

Today there is good news and bad news. We have a great gathering to report about, but also we have received the sad news that John Gatto has

BESA releases ‘ICT in UK State Schools’ research

Schools getting on with it by themselves  20 September 2011: At a time of significant uncertainty and funding cuts the results of the new 2011 British Educational Suppliers Association

IALA E-News 15.9.2011

E-news of 15.9.11
 
Hello, This has been a very busy week at AERO as we gear up for the revitalization of the magazine and website and catch up on

Book Review: After Summerhill

After Summerhill

By Hussein Lucas (Herbert Adler Publications)

Reviewed

Chris Shute: Lysdexia Rlues K.O.

We can always rely on Chris to get us thinking!  I’m dyslexic, not in English but in Hebrew. I know all the letters in both the printed and cursive

New book: Children’s Rights

New Book! Promoting Children’s Rights in Social Work and Social Care – A Guide to Participatory Practice by Margaret Bell, the 14th book in the bestselling series Children in Charge

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