Wednesday, 23 March 2011

Ken Robinson says schools kill creativity

"Creativity expert Sir Ken Robinson challenges the way we're educating our children. He champions a radical rethink of our school systems, to cultivate creativity and acknowledge multiple types of intelligence.

Sir Ken Robinson makes an entertaining and profoundly moving case for creating an education system that nurtures (rather than undermines) creativity."

Watch his 2006 talk at TED here.

"Following-up his 2006 talk, Sir Ken Robinson makes the case for a radical shift from standardized schools to personalized learning -- creating conditions where kids' natural talents can flourish."

Watch his 2010 talk here.

Friday, 18 March 2011

Forum με υποκατηγορια για το Homeschooling

Υπάρχει ενα καινούργιο forum για τη φυσική αντίληψη της ζωής το οποίο περιλαμβάνει και μια υποκατηγορία συζήτησης για το Homeschooling:

Έχουν ήδη ξεκινήσει κάποιες ενδιαφέρουσες συζητήσεις εκεί και πιστεύω ότι θα αποδειχτεί πολύ χρήσιμο για να συντονιστουνε οι ενδιαφερομενοι.

Tuesday, 15 March 2011

Clonlara School

We recently heard about Clonlara, a school in Michigan in the USA where they believe that "a school must empower students to participate purposefully and eagerly in their own educations." Their philosophy is very student-centered. According to their website: "Clonlara School's mission is to provide programs and services that recognize and support a leaner's curiosity, strengths, interests and talents as the foundation of his/her educational experience and nurture the spark that every child is born with".
They also offer a home-based program, as they are firm believers in home education and have been supporting homeschoolers in the US and abroad for many decades.

PS. Thank you Sandrine for the information.