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Schools for the future

What’s in the school of your dreams?
What’s in the school of your dreams? Students interview Sir Ken Robinson.

What 60 schools can tell us about teaching 21st century skills
The rate of change in the world demands that we re-imagine and restructure the foundational learning relationship among students, teachers, and knowledge. Find out what Grant Lichtman learned from three months on the road visiting 21 states, 64 schools, and the great ideas of 500 educators.

EDtalk: Sharon Friesen – The thinking generation
Sharon Friesen talks about changes needed in education, focusing on the work students do. She suggests we need to prepare a thinking generation who ask questions of the world, requiring teachers to be guides, mentors, facilitators, and designers.

If students designed their own schools ...
A public high school in America experiments with self-directed learning. A group of students gets to create their own school-within-a-school and they learn only what they want to learn.

Students and learning

How to escape education's death valley
Sir Ken Robinson outlines three principles crucial for the human mind to flourish – and how current education culture works against them. In a funny, stirring talk he tells us how to get out of the educational "death valley" we now face, and how to nurture our youngest generations with a climate of possibility.

MindShift’s big ideas of 2013: Focus on learning
This resource features the most popular MindShift posts from 2013, with a focus on student-directed learning, inquiry-based approaches to teaching, and the desire to help students learn how to learn in a changing world.

EDtalk: Marg McLeod – Change in our secondary schools
Marg McLeod, CORE Education Project Director for ICTPD, talks about the need for change in NZ secondary schools. Marg believes we must free ourselves from current mental models, and focus on enabling learning rather than assessment outcomes.

EDtalk: Julia Atkin – Thinking about learning
Education Consultant Julia Atkin shares some of the key principles she has formed over her 30 years in education, including the importance of working in an environment of trust and mutual respect, and enabling learners to drive their own learning. In this EDtalk, Julia shares many valuable messages for teachers and school leaders.

Building learning power
Professor Guy Claxton's Building Learning Power site provides information, resources, and inspiration for teachers – to help young people become better learners.

Published on: 16 Apr 2014