Wendy Priesnitz

In July / August’s Natural Life Magazine www.NaturalLifeMagazine.com  the editor Wendy Priesnitz responds to a new book by James Gustave Speth ‘The Bridge at the Edge of the World’. She takes his analysis of ‘Capitalism, the Environment, and Crossing from […]

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Minischooling and Flexischooling

I like Charles Leadbeater - he's done much to try and shift thinking about education and schooling. His work on personalisation has been helpful. On 8th July John

School of Everything: July 2008 News

News items for July What do you want to learn? Now you can tell the world what you want to learn. School of Everything just launched personal profiles: http://www.schoolofeverything.com/blog/whatdoyoureallywantlearn Everything

Sir Jim Rose asks parents and children for personal experiences of dyslexia

A website for teachers, parents, young people and others with an interest in dyslexia was launched earlier this month  by Sir Jim Rose as part of his review

Job Post: Research Officer – Centre for Citizenship and Human Rights Education. University of Leeds

Centre for Citizenship and Human Rights Education. University of Leeds  CCHRE has a part-time (50%) post for a research officer from September 2008 to work on a European Commission

Press Release: Barnsley Council’s new e-mentoring scheme

Barnsley Council's new e-mentoring scheme is now available in every school in Barnsley.  The scheme is being provided by Truancy Call Ltd and here is a summary of

Press Release: Children’s workforce lacks training in mental health, says YoungMinds

Press Release: Children’s workforce lacks training in mental health, says YoungMinds In response to the Governments independent review of child and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS) YoungMinds, the children’s

PEN Sedbergh Learning Exchange and EHP Book Introduction – September 6th 2008

The Centre for Personalised Education - Personalised Education Now and Educational Heretics Press willl be holding a learning exchange in Sedbergh on Setember 6th 2008. This continues our current

Personalised Learning: Taking Choice Seriously. Educational Heretics Press latest book.

Personalised Learning: Taking Choice Seriously edited by Mark Webster. What happens if you start to take choice in education seriously? This was the theme of a challenging

Futurelab e-news items July 2008

Futurealab website:  http://www.futurelab.org.uk/ Futurelab e-newsletter 48 July 2008. Items include: Challenging Learner Voice - 23 October Futurelab's autumn conference will take place on 23 October at Warwick University Conference Park.

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

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

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