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The Modern Learning Exchange « Adventures in Free Schooling
"Eventually, the Learning Exchange got too large and some fees were instituted if member’s wanted faster access (which introduced hierarchy amongst participants). During the seventies, most of the Learning Exchange’s structure, contacting, and networking was done via phone – and an individual who worked for the Learning Exchange would have to sort through files and individually pair people up. This became a very large task for a small number of people who were trying to offer a free service for universal access to human knowledge, and thus the need to institute fees (in order for people to be able to work full time, get supplies, etc.). However, in modern times, with the advent of the computer and the internet, a lot of these problems that the learning exchange faced – that caused it to institute fees – could be easily organized on a website and a computer database."
deschooling  johnholt  learning  learningexchange  thelearningexchange  learningechanges  networks  networkedlearning  education  1970s  craigslist  freecycle  ivanillich  sharing  communities  brianvanslyke 
july 2011 by robertogreco
Liberate Knowledge
"Liberating knowledge. Knowledge is currently used as both a commodity and a weapon. It is bought and sold in universities, by corporations, and more – while kept in the hands of a private few to advance their own interests, rather than for the public good. Knowledge is also wielded by institutions, corporations, and governments to advance the prevailing order of dominant and subordinate classes; of a oppressed majority and ruling few. But knowledge, once freed and shared equitably, can forever change the way individuals and groups interact and impact their communities and planet."

"Democratizing education. In order to democratize our economy, and thus our society, we must democratize our forms education, teaching, and learning."

"This blog is dedicated to those efforts currently being made  (as well as those that should exist) to democratize education and liberate knowledge in order to realize a better world. (In addition to any other worthwhile and semi-related rants)."
lcproject  learning  education  schools  teaching  pedagogy  freedom  unschooling  deschooling  power  society  liberation  activism  brianvanslyke  economics  control  history  hierarchy  knowledge  highereducation  highered  corporateinterests  corporateculture 
june 2011 by robertogreco
Adventures in Free Schooling
"Adventures in Free Schooling was started for several reasons: to have a dialogue about democratic, alternative, creative, and popular education and critical pedagogy; to share resources on teaching and learning that is geared towards anti-oppression and liberation; to discuss the history of schools and their impact on our society; to explore current models and experiments in alternative education, teaching, and learning; and more.The discussions and topics found here have a heavy focus on history and the relation between workplace democracy and learning-place democracy. This blog is also dedicated to education that is focused on fighting societal injustices and creating liberation through learning and teaching. Last, but not least, Adventures in Free Schooling is a space that’s purpose is to create new and innovative ideas for alternative learning places and critical teaching methods."
freeschools  free  schools  education  democracy  democraticschools  learning  unschooling  deschooling  brianvanslyke  liberation  freedom  teaching  alternativeeducation  alternative  society  lcproject  history  workplace  opression  anti-opression  colonization  pedagogy 
june 2011 by robertogreco
Toolbox for Education & Social Action « Learn Together • Work Together • Struggle Together
"The Toolbox for Education and Social Action (TESA) is a worker-owned, next-generation publisher of participatory resources for social and economic change. TESA also provides services to support individuals and organizations developing and implementing their own educational materials, programs, and digital resources."
publishing  participatory  socialaction  change  gamechanging  economics  brianvanslyke  activism  networkedlearning  education  learning  unschooling  deschooling  lcproject 
june 2011 by robertogreco

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