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FiftyFold
"Our Bold Idea

Most education reform initiatives look at classroom size, instruction time or teacher qualification but these still center on marginal changes that never touch the learning core – the teacher-student-content relationship.

We transform just that.

1) We counter traditional models of education where content mastery is the goal. Instead, we see content as the vehicle to help students develop creativity and critical thinking skills – they learn to learn.

2) We constantly interchange roles of teacher and learner. Students are the life force of great learning and systemic reform, reinvigorating schools and their communities. Moreover, Tutoría transforms one’s identity. Students discover the joy in helping another learn and realize that it is in giving that they gain and excel. This creates a new social order where collaboration –rather than competition– drives excellence. This movement drives and generates itself, healing communities from the inside out."

[See also: http://redesdetutoria.org/ ]
meixing  fiftyfold  redesdetutoría  education  socialjustice  creativity  criticalthinking  tutoría  learning  alternative  alted  identity  unschooling  deschooling 
september 2015 by robertogreco
Innovation in Education | Fast Company
"Nikhil Goyal, student and author of One Size Does Not Fit All: A Student's Assessment of School:

1. Make cities our classrooms. … projects, apprenticeships, working with mentors, and traveling … community should be our curriculum …

2. Swap pedagogy for andragogy. We need to switch from pedagogy (teacher-focused) to andragogy (adult-leading). In this model of education, children have control, they are motivated intrinsically, and the curriculum is problem- rather than content-orientated. We need to have young people become the captains of their learning. …

3. Hike teacher pay and end market-based rewards. …

Gever Tulley, founder, Brightworks and the Tinkering School:

1. Focus on microschools: Schools don't have to be big. The hyper-local micro-school can compete on a financial basis while delivering a more engaging learning experience.

2. Make room for alternative schools. …

3. Treat education as a regular practice like exercise, not as a phase. …"
pbl  projectbasedlearning  projects  making  tinkering  tinkeringschool  brightworks  pedagogy  process  practice  practices  howwelearn  mentorship  mentorships  mentors  mentoring  apprenticeships  urbanism  urban  cities  cityasclassroom  andragogy  alted  alternative  deschooling  unschooling  2012  teaching  georgeparker  michellerhee  gevertulley  cv  schools  education  learning  openstudioproject  lcproject  nikhilgoyal 
november 2012 by robertogreco
Open Curate It
"We all curate stories, images, and our lists of the best stuff. We publish our interests to our social media sites and suggest what others might find meaningful. We participate in making a viral video flash of YouTube stardom happen. Open Curate It is a FACT led programme of events, workshops, classes, seminars and a discussion forum designed to engage with these new forms of media curation and meaning making. Over the course of the programme we will be talking about and experimenting with how these practices might be better engaged by organisations and arts institutions like FACT and help us to be more connected to our community."
meaningmaking  workshops  lcproject  alted  socialmedia  art  FACT  opencurateit 
february 2012 by robertogreco
Learning, Freedom and the Web
"Learning and the Web. Two powerful forces of change converge in a public square. Their dimensions are unpredictable, and many of the outcomes of their convergence will be unintended, but this experiment is not entirely uncontrolled. This group of scholars, hackers, and activists has calculated the likely conditions, wired in all the right connections. When lightning strikes, they’ll be ready.

You are reading the ebook version of Learning, Freedom and the Web by Anya Kamenetz, published by the Mozilla Foundation. This ebook was designed and built by faculty and students at Emily Carr University's Social + Interactive Media Centre, with the assistance of Steam Clock Software."
marksurman  knowledge  alternative  alted  change  emilycarruniversity  self-directedlearning  self-education  hackers  hacking  making  via:steelemaley  opensource  web  freedom  anyakamenetz  mozilladrumbeat  mozillafoundation  mozilla  unschooling  ebooks  deschooling  education  learning 
february 2012 by robertogreco
School of the Future | Unschooling Education
"project about what a school can be. We'll open this July as inter-generational free school for community around Sgt. Dougherty Park, in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. From solar-powered lighting to giant scrabble board, giant Tyvek mountains & experimental food sculptures, SotF is an invitation to experiment & analyze learning through the arts. Each class, performance & student-teacher exchange provides inspiration for curriculum that allows a community to respond to a particular site, encouraging the use of under-utilized public space as a way to learn & question cultural constructs & personal responses to school and education."

[on Kickstarter: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/artiscycle/building-the-school-of-the-future ]
via:cervus  art  brooklyn  nyc  pedagogy  schools  teaching  education  diy  unschooling  deschooling  freeschools  alted  artists  classes  community  informal  schoolofthefuture 
may 2010 by robertogreco
I WANT TO DO THIS ALL DAY - Redefining Learning & Reinventing Education - An Audio Documentary
""I WANT TO DO THIS ALL DAY," an audio documentary about Redefining Learning and Reinventing Education. Premiering in May 2008, the documentary uses interviews from 23 different learning spaces to illuminate the grassroots movement of people and communities taking power over their own education and creating learning environments based on freedom, cooperation and social change."

[references here: http://dothisallday.org/resources/ ]
education  audio  documentary  activism  children  free  schools  alternative  alted  freeschools  unschooling  deschooling  lcproject  freedom  cooperation  socialchange 
october 2009 by robertogreco
This Blog Sits at the: The Bloggers Business School (XBS 1)
"Then I fell to thinking about a business school founded in blogging. Here then are some rules for the blogger business school:"
blogs  learning  education  altgdp  business  alted  alternative  e-learning  schools  colleges  universities  grantmccracken 
november 2006 by robertogreco
Pennylicious » Blog Archive » Billionaire Dropouts.
"Is school necessary for success? These self-made billionaires listed below seem to suggest that talent, attitude, hard work, and lots of luck seem to be the vital ingredients of success - not college (or even high school) degrees. Here are some very, ver
education  money  business  homeschool  altgdp  colleges  universities  schools  schooling  learning  leadership  alted  unschooling 
october 2006 by robertogreco
3quarksdaily - Below the Fold: Forget the Sheepskin, and Follow the Money, or Please Don’t Ask What a University is For…
"But swimming with instead of against the stream of American capitalism over the past half century has cost American universities what few degrees of freedom they possessed. They have become captives of corporate capitalism and have adopted its business m
academia  culture  economics  education  business  universities  colleges  future  homeschool  learning  altgdp  alted 
june 2006 by robertogreco
Josh Kaufman: Inside My Bald Head | The Personal MBA
"The Personal MBA (PMBA) is an experiment in educational entrepreneurism. This manifesto will show you how to substantially increase your knowledge of business on your own time and with little cost, all without setting foot inside a classroom. The PMBA is
education  business  alternative  learning  homeschool  self  personal  reading  information  ideas  diy  altgdp  alted 
may 2006 by robertogreco

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