Tag: Self-Directed Education

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 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…

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…

May 20
A Call For Youth Liberation, by Alexander Khost

“Why are those teachers screaming at those kids?” my son James asked me, with a look…

Apr 12
Not A Chance: How Self-Directed Children Find New Things to Learn, by Dr Naomi Fisher

When I start talking about self-directed education, one of the first questions which…

Feb 09
Unschooling School: supporting the Innate Philosophy of learning within our current schools, by Heather MacTaggart

Our world needs creative problem solvers. People who know how they learn, how to…

Feb 09
Let’s change our minds about lockdown learning, and give kids a break, by Naomi Fisher

Naomi Fisher is a clinical psychologist and author.  Her book ‘Changing Our Minds; How…

Jan 13
The Student Experience of Self Managed Learning (SML): Evidence From Research

By Nicola Sankey, March 2008 (with Introduction by Dr. Graham Dawes) [At the time what…

Jan 13
‘This is the Best Thing in School’: Self Managed Learning at Uckfield Community Technology College

By Andrea Hazeldin, Deputy Principal and Head of College, Uckfield Community…

Jan 06
A Summary of Research on Self Managed Learning

The material in this document is just a small snapshot of the extensive evaluations…

Dec 06
Another Way is Possible: Becoming a Democratic Teacher in a State School, by Derry Hannam

Transcript from Derry Hannam’s talk at the International Democratic Education…

Nov 30
Reaching out: when learning doesn’t look like school, by Rachel Evans

Recently there have been renewed concerns from the media and policy makers about home…

Nov 14
Let Us Unleash All Potential, by Katy Zago

Diversity? Financial sustainability? Creativity? Let us unleash all potential! As an…

Aug 19
Staff of 2030: Future-Ready Teaching

In the Economist Intelligence Unit’s Staff of 2030: Future-Ready Teaching report…

Jun 19
The 20% Project for Schools – A Modest Proposal, by Derry Hannam

What young people need It seems to me that the crucial commodity that young…

Mar 11
The Hole in the Wall Project and the Power of Self-Organized Learning

“…we did extensive research in self-directed learning, in many places and through many…

Mar 11
School’s Out… Arguments for Self-Directed Education

“I set out to find out more about education where children are active agents. Perhaps…