Category: Articles

Oct 03
Is Self Directed Education Uneconomic? By Dr Ian Cunningham

Large scale education The main defence of traditional large-scale schooling is that it…

Sep 27
Reimagining Education in Practice – Community Learning Exchanges, by James Pitt

Invisible Mycelium networks (image above) provide communication and nutrition that…

Aug 20
Rebooting Public Education – Part 2, by Richard Fransham

Abstract We are in the predicament we are with public education because those in…

Jun 22
Do Schools Kill Creativity? By Ortal Green

Education shapes our children’s future. But does our current education system provide…

May 01
Punishment, by Sean Bellamy

”When people are good only because they fear punishment, and hope for reward,…

Apr 09
The Side Effects of School: A Crisis in Mental Health Can’t Be Solved Through Therapy, by Dr Naomi Fisher

We’re facing a crisis in young people’s mental health.  Every day I get emails…

Mar 09
Rebooting Public Education – Part 1, by Richard Fransham

Introduction This essay is for people who steadfastly believe that healthy democracies…

Feb 17
A New Educational Paradigm for the 21st century, by Dr Ian Cunningham

Just a week before writing this piece, the CEO of a major company and I were…

Jan 22
Rewilding and Deschooling: a dialogue between Max Hope and Sophie Christophy

Authors: Max Hope & Sophie Christophy Max Hope, Director of Rewilding…

Jan 01
Play, by Sean Bellamy

The desire to play is fundamental to the human condition and is impossible…

Dec 08
Educational Rights (for Dummies!), by Katy Zago

How can we recover respect for human rights in education? There’s a reason for the…

Nov 26
Let’s Journey the Wilderness Together, by Dr Jo Sweetland

Watching our oldest child’s interest in learning slowly disappear and their curiosity…

Nov 06
Response to UNESCO’s ‘Education in a Post-Covid World’ Report

In UNESCO’s Progress Update on the Futures of Education, published in…

Nov 02
Why I Started a Small School, by Rosalyn Spencer

Dan’s personality had begun to change after he’d started school. He had often been…

Oct 13
Learning: Lost and Found, by Patrick Farenga

Learning that’s lost in school can be found in many ways, if it needs to be found at…

Oct 02
Becoming a Learner, by Sean Bellamy

When I first went up to Cambridge University, I didn’t find Europe’s…

Sep 24
Rethinking Education: Launch of Podcast Season 2, by James Mannion

[A link to the audio version of this article is found at the end.] If you follow the…

Sep 18
Learning Through the Lens of Nature and Natural History is Child’s Play, by Lisa Carne

Lisa Carne shares with us a flavour of her book, Natural Curiosity, which is a warm…

Jul 03
Diverse Educators Call to Action

Context: Since July 2020, Diverse Educators have held a quarterly Diversity Roundtable…

Jun 21
Books about Self-Directed Learning and Democratic Education are like London Buses, by Derry Hannam

…None appear for ages, then they all come at once! Does this mean that we are…