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Aug 17, 2015
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Posted: August 17, 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? That education is not an affair of “telling” and being told, but an active and constructive process, is a principle almost as generally violated in practice as conceded in theory.

John Dewey

 

Dewey, J. (2004). Democracy And Education New York, Dover Publications (originally published 1916) (page 38).

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Jun 8, 2015
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Posted: June 8, 2015

Democratic schools, like democracy itself, do not happen by chance. They result from explicit attempts by educators to put in place arrangements and opportunities that will bring democracy to life … These opportunities and arrangements involve two lines of work. One is to create democratic structures and processes by which life in the school is carried out. The other is to create a curriculum that will give young people democratic experiences.

Michael Apple and James Beane

 

Apple, M. W. & Beane, J. A. (eds.) (1999). Democratic Schools: Lessons from the Chalk Face, Buckingham: Open University Press.

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Jan 22, 2015
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Posted: January 22, 2015

Liberating education consists in acts of cognition, not transferrals of information … through dialogue the teacher-of-the-students and the students-of-the-teacher cease to exist and a new term emerges: teacher-student with students-teachers … they become jointly responsible for a process in which all grow … here, no one teaches another, nor is anyone self-taught.

Paulo Freire