Virtual Flexischooling

Our Virtual Flexischooling Sharon Currie Sharon shares her experience of educating her son Greg. Faced with a range of challenges that make the traditional school environment impossibility, Greg appears to be thriving on virtual flexischooling.  When we took our son […]

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Udacity – online classes

News from THE CHRONICLE of Higher Education... Wired Campus.
Stanford Professor Gives Up Teaching Position, Hopes to Reach 500,000 Students at Online Start-Up January

Terrorism and Our Children — Some Advice from Margaret Mead

 Thank you to Professor Edith King for this article.   Terrorism and Our Children -- Some Advice from Margaret Mead  Edith W. King, Professor  Margaret Mead, Anthropologist  The examination of culture is the

OpenEye January Update

Items from the OpenEye January 2012 Update
We were astonished to see that the government's response, far from being sensitive to the items

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

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


We at CPE-PEN may want to stress a whole range of issues about 'compulsory school attendance' but its worth just reading some of the facts in this news

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

A new website 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

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

Centre for the Study of Childhood and Youth at Sheffield University,

 1st Call for papers



9-11 JULY 2012.

 To celebrate the 10th year of the establishment of the Centre for the

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

YoungMinds – UNICEF report highlights the scourge of materialism on British children and Young People

YoungMinds - MEDIA RELEASE 14th September 2011 UNICEF report highlights the scourge of materialism on British children and Young People - YoungMinds Commenting on today’s Unicef/Ipsos Mori Children’s

IALA News 16.09.2011

Social and Emotional Learning Impact by Wayne Jennings CASEL, the Collaborative

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

Futurelab: Newsletter 81, July 2011


Projects and Futurelab news


Born to Learn: Class Reunion

Born to Learn: Class Reunion

"Tell me and I forget, show me and I remember, let me do and I understand" – Confucius We're delighted to link to

CPE-PEN Learning Exchange April 2011

Once again CPE-PEN combined its AGM with its April Learning Exchange in Loughborough. After the AGM Peter Humphreys brought everyone up to date with developments at CPE-PEN including

AERO E-News 19.05.2011

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Sharing Innovation: Classroom of the Future.

 With thanks to Dr Tim Rudd for this link
Transforming Learning in Warrington:

Sharing Innovation

Thursday 23 June 2011, 9.00am– 3.00pm William Beamont Community High School and Sports

Happy Birthday Big Society? More Challenges Ahead

The latest thoughts from Dr Tim Rudd as he turns his attention to the Big Society. Happy Birthday Big Society? More Challenges Ahead  Dr. Tim Rudd Livelab May 17th

AERO e-News 15.05.2011

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