Shrinking Children, by Sophie B Lovett
Progressive Education
by Jo Collins
1M ago
One of the main things that often strikes me about the young people who learn and play with us at Maverick Learning Community is how much space they take up! Physical space, and also space in our hearts and minds as adult facilitators in co-creation with them. At capacity, we have 3 adults for 18 young people […] The post Shrinking Children, by Sophie B Lovett appeared first on Progressive Education ..read more
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Webinars for Start-Up Schools & Learning Communities
Progressive Education
by Jo Collins
2M ago
Are you thinking about setting up your own school or learning community? Or perhaps you’ve been running for a while but you’re still exploring different educational approaches and practices. This year’s webinar series aims to guide you on your path to creating a progressive, holistic community where young people can thrive outside of the conventional, […] The post Webinars for Start-Up Schools & Learning Communities appeared first on Progressive Education ..read more
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Shiver-Me-Timbers, Time to Cast Off Centralised Curriculum Models. By Julian Barrell.
Progressive Education
by Jo Collins
3M ago
A Meaningful Learning Revolution Is On The Horizon… In the UK, the National Curriculum has driven the evolution of learning towards something that can best be described as a one dimensional plank of wood. Learners follow a narrow path of subjects until a definitive end point is reached, often qualified by a form of standardised […] The post Shiver-Me-Timbers, Time to Cast Off Centralised Curriculum Models. By Julian Barrell. appeared first on Progressive Education ..read more
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Irons in the Fire, by Tom Brown
Progressive Education
by Jo Collins
5M ago
Part 2: Progressive Education I [previously] wrote about the Montessori Landscape in the UK and what I’ve learned so far about the scene [since relocating from the US]. Inevitably, my network and understanding have continued to grow since. Here are just a couple of additions: I have met with Dr. Nathan Archer who leads The International […] The post Irons in the Fire, by Tom Brown appeared first on Progressive Education ..read more
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Irons in the Fire, by Tom Brown
Progressive Education
by Jo Collins
5M ago
Part 1: Montessori in the UK I have so much to talk about. Over the last month [October], I have been involved in so many exciting projects in education, have met so many inspiring educators, and have learnt so much about education in the UK. I have another article on Inquiry-Based Education in the works, […] The post Irons in the Fire, by Tom Brown appeared first on Progressive Education ..read more
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How Would a Martian View our Schools?
Progressive Education
by Jo Collins
5M ago
This transcript was taken from a presentation entitled ‘School is Very Strange!” by Guy Claxton at the 2023 Rethinking Education conference in London. Guy Claxton is a cognitive scientist, education thought leader and prolific author interested in expanding human intelligence through research, writing and education. You can follow him on Twitter: The post How Would a Martian View our Schools? appeared first on Progressive Education ..read more
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Flexischooling: A Case for Enabling More Children to Go to School Less Often, by Sarah Sudea
Progressive Education
by Jo Collins
6M ago
At the time of writing, 27.5% of secondary school pupils have been persistently absent this academic year. Huge numbers of children are unable to access full time mainstream school for a multitude of complex reasons. There is growing consensus that this is an issue that is not going away and affected schools, parents and children […] The post Flexischooling: A Case for Enabling More Children to Go to School Less Often, by Sarah Sudea appeared first on Progressive Education ..read more
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Learn How to Set Up a School
Progressive Education
by Jo Collins
9M ago
If you dream of setting up your own school, to create something outside of the conventional, authoritarian education system, this is your chance to ask an expert who has been there and done it! Following the success of our ‘Ask the Expert’ webinars for start-up part-time learning communities for home educated young people, Limitless podcast host, […] The post Learn How to Set Up a School appeared first on Progressive Education ..read more
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The 20% Project for Schools – A Modest Proposal, by Derry Hannam
Progressive Education
by Jo Collins
10M ago
What young people need It seems to me that the crucial commodity that young people need in order to find and deepen their interests and identity, and to learn how to live with others is TIME. Time to think, time to wonder, time to question, time to create, time to hang out with their friends, time […] The post The 20% Project for Schools – A Modest Proposal, by Derry Hannam appeared first on Progressive Education ..read more
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There Is Another Way: Self-Directed Education & Neurodiversity, by Dr Naomi Fisher
Progressive Education
by Jo Collins
11M ago
In this blog (which was first published by JKP), Naomi Fisher, a clinical psychologist with a PhD in autism, writes about the benefits of self-directed education, from children continuing to explore intense interests to a lack of comparison and judgment, allowing children to develop at their own pace. Her new book, A Different Way to Learn: […] The post There Is Another Way: Self-Directed Education & Neurodiversity, by Dr Naomi Fisher appeared first on Progressive Education ..read more
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