Edutopia News 10th December 2008

World Without Walls: Learning Well with Others. How to teach when learning is everywhere. Fascinating article by by Will Richardson Edutopia Magazine December 2008. It begins: Earlier this year, as I was listening to a presentation by an eleven-year-old community […]

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Press release: NHS focus on children in 2009, must include mental health, says YoungMinds

YoungMinds welcomes the focus on children outlined in yesterdays NHS operating framework, but warns that the NHS must look at both children’s physical and mental health. There can

Futurelab Vision Magazine 8: January – June 2008

VISION magazine: Issue 8 The latest issue of Futurelab's bi-annual magazine features articles on informal learning, computer games in education, neuroscience and learning, Positive Activities for Young People, planning

Campaign for Learning: Learning to Learn Training

A competency curriculum that develops the PLTS 20 January 2009 Learning to Learn for Personalised Learning A competency based curriculum rather than a subject based curriculum for KS3? QCA recommends a flexible

Press release: The Times and The Sunday Times Books for Schools is back

Free books for schools! The Times and The Sunday Times Books for Schools is back  “I’m always in favour of people who want to give books to children. Hooray! More

Montessori Foundation – Fuji Montessori Kindergarten Innovative Design

Fuji Montessori Kindergarten from Montessori Foundation Online News December 2008.(Montessori Foundation: Fuji Montessori Kindergarten in the Tokyo suburb of Tachikawa has recently moved into innovative new architect-designed

Press release: Human rights groups welcome European judges’ DNA database decision

In a landmark decision made today, European judges backed the rights of about a million innocent people, including tens of thousands of innocent children, who have had their

Natural Life Magazine and Website:

PEN Comment: interesting article that could have come from the pen of our own Roland Meighan ! A Teacher Questions Compulsory Schooling Imagine what would happen if our current compulsory

Edutopia News 3rd December 2008 – Project-Based Hyper Learning: Intrinsic Student Learning Experiences at Their Best

An interesting Item highlighted in Edutopia's December 3rd e-news from the Edutopia blog by Ben Johnson (2/12/2008). This quote will give you a flavour: 'So, now, let's get back

Personalised Education Now Journal 9. Autumn – Winter 2008-9 out now!

Our latest journal is out now. Distrubuted free to members Contents include: Two feature articles

  • Sci – Fi Nightmare Becomes Reality – Paul    Henderson. Paul invites us to look at the

Membership: Centre for Personalised Education – Personalised Education Now

Personalised Education Now welcomes members, both individuals and groups, who support and promote its vision. Its membership includes educators in learning centres, home educating settings, schools, colleges and

Campaign for Learning policy briefings

Adult skills at the crossroads: what's in store for 2009? 16 December 2008, 2pm - 4pm London, £99 plus VAT Following the Queen's speech and with the recent publication of the

DEMOS: The Skills Paradox: Confronting inequality in adult learning

The Skills Paradox: Confronting inequality in adult learning 11 December, Demos Demos is launching a new pamphlet confronting inequality in adult learning.  The Skills Paradox warns that Britain faces a

Press release: Schools Need to Develop a Culture of Innovative Teaching Fit for Education in the 21st Century

Schools Need to Develop a Culture of Innovative Teaching Fit for Education in the 21st Century New Futurelab handbook helps teachers to develop innovative practice A new handbook from education

Futurelab – Promoting Transformative 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 offer evidence, insights,

Job Post: Director of TIDE

Director of Tide~ £37,161 – £41,602 [pay award pending] Tide~ global learning is a network of teachers and other educators responding to the educational implications of global dimensions, development perspectives and

Press Release: Cranfield Health provides the missing link

‘More universities should provide courses that offer hands-on experience to better prepare their students.’ This is the response from the Head of Cranfield Health, Professor Joe Lunec, after

New York Times: College May Become Unaffordable for Most in U.S.

By Tamar Lewin. Tuition and fees increased 439 percent from 1982 to 2007, while median family income rose 147 percent.

Press Release: Academic strengths most important factor for student college decisions

But YouTube generation need more information on colleges and want to get it through online video. Results of a survey released today by Education Now!, a new TV programme

Campaign for Learning – The Impact of Learning on Change and Change on Learning

National Learning Forum: The Impact of Learning on Change and Change on Learning London - 25 February 2008 9.30am - 4.30pm The Campaign for Learning's National Learning Forum will debate

Seminar: How is democratic peace building dialogue possible in ordinary schools?

Thanks to Ben Ballin for this notification This Seminar is part of the programme for a research link between CIER and the Comparative, International and Development Education Centre, University

AERO Annual conference June 25-28, 2008 in Troy, NY.

Celebration of AERO's 20th anniversary. Conference theme is "Educational Alternatives: Past, Present, & Future."  Detailed information can be found on

PEN – Learning Exchange: Chard in Somerset 24th October 2008

Thanks to Zena from the Chard Home Education Centre ( for the link to their blog and details / photographs from our recent joint Learning Exchange. Go

Futurelab e-news items from October and November 2008

Some e-news items that will be of interest to the PEN network: Adult Informal Learning event - outcomes This Open Space Discussion was designed to build constructive partnerships with others

The Folly of Growth

Many thanks to Paul Henderson for the following: I'd like to draw your attention to a fascinating collection of articles in the 18th of October special issue of New

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