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Charles Leadbeater: Education innovation in the slums

Charles Leadbeater: Education innovation in the slums

Deschooling Deschooling is a term used by both education philosophers and proponents of alternative education and/or homeschooling, though it refers to different things in each context. It was popularized by Ivan Illich in his 1971 book Deschooling Society.[1][2] Concept[edit] Philosophically, it refers to the belief that schools and other learning institutions are incapable of providing the best possible education for some or most individuals. Some extend this concept beyond the individual and call for an end to schools in general. Another common criticism is that institutionalized schooling is used as a tool for the engineering of an ignorant, conformist working class through constant schedules and prearranged time blocks and one-size-fits-all teaching methods. Practical alternatives arising in place of institutionalized learning have been free schools, unschooling at home and forming networks with other deschooling families and individuals. Practice[edit] References[edit] External links[edit]

TED and Reddit asked Sir Ken Robinson anything — and he answered For the first in a new series of community-driven Q&As, TED and Reddit joined forces to ask creativity expert Sir Ken Robinson any question. TED fans converged on this article on Reddit to post their questions, and to vote on questions posed by others. Today, we asked Sir Ken the 10 questions with the most votes. Here are his answers: submitted by kn0thingWhat specific actions do you recommend taking to overhaul, say, public education to maximize how we identify and nurture creativity? Sir Ken: The basis of my argument is: creativity isn’t a specific activity; it’s a quality of things we do. And that really has a couple of implications. And I think it’s true in many areas of creative thinking that people can be helped by learning techniques and processes. So that’s the first thing: Creativity can be facilitated in any sort of activity. I did a big report for the British government called All Our Futures: Creativity, Culture and Education. I imagine this is how most people learn.

Diane Ravitch Website CITE Journal Article Volume 1, Issue 1 ISSN 1528-5804 Print Version Commentaries Submit A Commentary Carroll, T. G. (2000). If we didn't have the schools we have today, would we create the schools we have today? If We Didn’t Have the Schools We Have Today, Would We Create the Schools We Have Today? Thomas G. We have a unique opportunity in education today. The investment of resources on this scale is comparable to the space program. When the Wright brothers were going to make the first flight, there was no flight school to prepare them. “If We Didn’t Have Today’s Schools, Would We Create Today’s Schools?” The question in the title of this article is a trick question, because I want readers to really think about it. If a surgeon from the 1800s walked into an operating room today where arthroscopic surgery was being performed, could that surgeon step in and perform the surgery? But if a teacher from the 1800s walked into a classroom today, could he or she substitute as a teacher? Networked Learning Communities

Deborah Meier Homepage Education reform Education reform is the name given to a demand with the goal of improving education. Small improvements in education theoretically have large social returns in health, wealth and well-being. Historically, reforms have taken different forms because the motivations of reformers have differed. A stated motivation has been to reduce cost to students and society. Related reforms attempted to develop similar classical results by concentrating on "why", and "which" questions neglected by classical education. Many reformers focused on reforming society by reforming education on more scientific, humanistic, pragmatic or democratic principles. The reform has taken many forms and directions. History[edit] Early history[edit] Classical times[edit] Modern reforms[edit] In the modern world, economic growth and the spread of democracy have raised the value of education and increased the importance of ensuring that all children and adults have access to high quality and effective education. H. Dewey[edit]

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