Open University Innovating Pedagogy Report, 2019

Jenny Connected

2019). Innovating Pedagogy 2019: Open University Innovation Report 7. The whole system would need to be changed to allow for this time, as evidenced by the example included of a low tech, high play school in California. . Ferguson, R., Coughlan, T., Egelandsdal, K., Gaved, M.,

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Tinkering with the system won’t help reinvent the purpose of education

Jenny Connected

The title of this talk was ‘Do schools kill creativity?’ More recently in December of last year the question of whether schools kill creativity was revisited when Sir Ken Robinson was interviewed by Chris Anderson under the title ‘Sir Ken Robinson (still) wants an education revolution’.

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Truth in Education

Jenny Connected

My experience is that good teachers know that they have to ‘set the stage’ when starting a new course or a new term with school children, and that it is worth spending some time at the beginning of the course or term mutually agreeing how the class will work.

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The politics of translation and the role of staff in Sudbury schools

Mathemagenic

This is a strange experience: I’m into the topics of self-directed education for quite a while but didn’t dive in-depth into the specifics of Sudbury schools until recently. Like the concept of Corporations/Societies that run specific interest areas of the school community – Kitchen, Arts or. But the most interesting I found the discussion around translating the word staff used to describe adults working in the school for hire.

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Stuck, (un)schooling and social, writing

Mathemagenic

There is a lot of discussions about schools in our house recently. We went to a democratic school last week and a friend from Russia is there with detailed reports about its inside working. Robert and Alexander are doing rounds of open days in secondary schools around us (yes, all options are open, as it was from the beginning :)) Our homeschooling group is meeting tomorrow to discuss new format of meetings after things went out of order last year.

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