Blog topic: Place-based Learning

I became acutely aware that what a child wanted to do most of all was to make a world in which to find a place to discover a self.

Edith Cobb

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Let the children play

April 29th, 2020 Posted In: Place-based Learning Tags:

After seven weeks of lockdown, children in Spain are finally able to play outdoors again. The images of them literally running for joy made me cry. These are images from happier days in Scotland – of children, outside, free and playing. Imagine if we got rid off most of the cars, if children had a […]

It is a miracle that curiosity survives formal education

Albert Einstein

How do we get there from here?

As we know, paradigm shift ain’t easy. This article has some concrete (and pleasant) suggestions. Just because it is going to be a bumpy ride (and it is) doesn’t mean there will be never any more dancing, as Emma Goldman may or may not have said. The main gist is this. However do read the […]

The word radical comes from the Latin word for root. Perhaps the most radical thing you can do in our time is to start turning over the soil, loosening it up for the crops to settle in, and then stay home to tend them.

Rebecca Solnit

I think it pisses God off if you walk by the color purple in a field somewhere and don't notice it. People think pleasing God is all God cares about. But any fool living in the world can see it always trying to please us back.

Alice Walker – The Color Purple