Creative Schools: The Grassroots Revolution That’s Transforming Education

Sir Ken Robinson’s latest book offering (April 2015) has been eagerly awaited and lauded Sir Ken has certainly stirred up educational debate over recent years and provided a focus for many of those willing to question the status quo […]

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Center for Teaching and Learning, Maine.

From PBS Newshour, USA. April 29th 2015.

‘World’s best teacher’ does not believe in tests and quizzes

April 29, 2015 at 6:15 PM EDT

Are You Ready to Join the Slow Education Movement?

Are You Ready to Join the Slow Education Movement? Shelley Wright I came across this article via the MINDSHIFT blog originating from POWERFUL LEARNING PRACTICE. I remember reading

Make School a Democracy. Prof. David Kirp. New York Times

Make School a Democracy. Prof. David Kirp. New York Times. Feb 28th 2015. NY Times. Sunday Review Opinion.

ARMENIA, Colombia — IN a one-room

The BIG Problem with the Scientific Analysis of Education. Paul Henderson

It is generally agreed that education policy should be informed by legitimate peer reviewed scientific research arrived at through evidence based rational thinking. There is no doubt in

BOOK REVIEWS Josh Gofford and Hazel Clawley

Personalised Learning for Young People with Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulties by Andrew Colley published by Jessica Kingsley 2013 Andrew Colley has written a book which will be very inspiring,

There’s nothing irregular about flexi-schooling

There's nothing irregular about flexi-schooling

Our rigid, semi-privatised British education system doesn’t seem to like it, but part-time learning is great for kids. From the Guardian

The PAH Continuum: Pedagogy, Andragogy & Heutagogy

The following article appeared in as a guest post in Heutagogy Community of Practice It follows from Paul Henderson’s mention of andragogy – which some, may not be familiar with. Fred

A Much Better World: From fast food pedagogy to Michelin star andragogy

A Much Better World: From fast food pedagogy to Michelin star andragog. Paul Henderson Paul's latest thoughts will resonate with so many of us who have been teachers. He

Social Thought on Education – Edith W King

Another good friend Edith W King has  her new e-book published. It's the 2nd edition of Social Thought on Education.

Social Thought on Education

2nd Edition

The Learning Sweet Spot by Paul Henderson.

  We're delighted that Paul Henderson's writing in the CPE-PEN blog over the years has attracted attention worldwide. Our good friend Wendy Priesnitz and her Life Learning Magazine

What is the point of home education? Paul Henderson

Always the voice of reason. Paul writes so well and passionately about education and learning.  He has real insight into  mainstream and alternative perspectives. Don't undertsand home-based education?

Rethinking Educational Technology Scenarios

Our good friend Dr Tim Rudd at Brighton University has been leading a project based around Critical Perspectives on Educational Technology. One outcome has been a document Rethinking

What is successful learning? Paul Henderson.

The Learning Sweet Spot: and how to find it. Paul Henderson


Thanks to Paul Henderson for spotting this TEDx. This particular teenager  (13 year old Logan La Plante) has a strong grasp of many of the characteristics we would

How American Homeschoolers Measure Up


Novel approaches to home-based education – Hazel Clawley

Forget What You Know: Jacob Barnett at TEDxTeen

Thanks to Paul Henderson for this.....REALLY interesting talk by an autistic kid which sheds new light on learning and creativity. He makes

Paul Henderson. Thinking aloud about MOOCs

Lessons from MOOCs  In previous writings I have hypothesised that one of the reasons for the success of alternative learning environments is that they provide far greater opportunities for

Paul Henderson. Thinking aloud on Alternative Learning.

Paul challenges mainstream schooling to wake up. When Will the Sleeping Giant Wake Up? Research into alternative learning has shown us many things. It has shown us that conventional

Paul Henderson: Thinking aloud on Pedagogical Research

I really look forward to contact from Paul. He is a peripatetic music teacher and home educator. He knows and understands manistream schooling and the elective home education

CPE-PEN Flexischooling Guidance

You might like to check out our latest journal providing Flexischooling information and guidance. This will be useful to all parties and assist in gaining a shared understanding


Taken from his recent book Declaring War Against Schooling—Personalizing Learning Now Don is forthright in his call for action. Its hard for us to challenge Don's voice and experience

Flexischooling in Arizona, USA

Flexischooling in Arizona, USA Samantha Eddis Flexischooling is just not an issue in many countries around the world. Samantha’s four children have experienced flexischooling (dual enrolment) in Arizona over the

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