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Dec 7, 2015
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Posted: December 7, 2015

Successful learning requires human relations between educators and learners that are freely chosen, based on trust and mutual respect, in which learners feel safe, supported and then challenged, so that they become better at learning. So learning about citizenship is not simply a matter of pursuing a course of study. It is an experience and a practice that changes our identities; we become citizens when we are treated and valued as citizens.

Frank Coffield and Bill Williamson

Coffield, F. & Williamson, B. (2011). From Exam Factories to Communities of Discovery: The democratic route, University of London, Institute of Education.

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Nov 23, 2015
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Posted: November 23, 2015

Why is it, in spite of the fact that teaching by pouring in, learning by passive absorption, are universally condemned, that they are still so entrenched in practice?

John Dewey

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Nov 2, 2015
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Posted: November 2, 2015

Some mistakenly assume that, because the task of person-centred facilitators is to create an environment in which persons can empower themselves, the facilitators’ actual participation in the relationship is minimal. Nothing could be further from the truth.

Peggy Natiello

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Oct 19, 2015
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Posted: October 19, 2015

Facing this stuff in real life is not like school. In school, if you make a mistake you can just try again tomorrow, but out there, when you’re a second away from being murdered or watching a friend die right before your eyes … you don’t know what it’s like …

Harry Potter

J.K. Rowling (2007) Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (film).

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Oct 12, 2015
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Quote of the week

Posted: October 12, 2015

Inclusive schooling is concerned with the educational experiences and outcomes for all children. Since present forms of schooling routinely deny human rights and exclude students on the basis of race, ethnicity, gender, disability, sexuality and class, inclusive education is a project of educational reconceptualization and radical reconstruction.

Roger Slee

Slee, R. (2001). Social justice and the changing directions in educational research: the case of inclusive education. International Journal of Inclusive Education 5, 167-177. (page 174)

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Aug 24, 2015
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Posted: August 24, 2015

Belonging is not an option for any of us – a sense of belonging is vital for our wellbeing.

Mary Kehily

 

Kehily, M. J. (ed.) (2007). Understanding youth: perspectives, identities and practices, London: SAGE Publications (page 173).