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Networked learning

Networked learning is a process of developing and maintaining connections with people and information, and communicating in such a way so as to support one anothers learning. The central term in this definition is connections. It takes a relation ...

                                               

The New Games Book

The New Games Book and its companion, More New Games, were resources developed for the "New Games" movement which began in the late 1960s to encourage people to play non-competitive or friendlier games. Many of the "New Games" may now be seen pla ...

                                               

The Nova Project

The Nova Project, also known as Nova, is a small public alternative high school in Seattle, Washington, operated by the Seattle Public School District. Its goal is to be a "democratically governed learning community of broadly educated, creative, ...

                                               

Obstacle course

An obstacle course is a series of challenging physical obstacles an individual, team or animal must navigate, usually while being timed. Obstacle courses can include running, climbing, jumping, crawling, swimming, and balancing elements with the ...

                                               

Online high schools in California

The state of California offers online learning for grades 9–12. Over 56.000 of students are taking one or more online classes in California, according to the reports California Department of Education. There are two types of online high school av ...

                                               

Open College (UK)

The Open College was a UK public distance learning college from 1987 to 1991, based on the example of the Open University transmitting courses via television programmes on Channel 4. It offered vocational courses at sub-degree level, with TV prog ...

                                               

Open University

The Open University is a public research university and the largest university in the UK for undergraduate education. The majority of the OUs undergraduate students are based in the United Kingdom and principally study off-campus; many of its cou ...

                                               

Opsimath

An opsimath is a person who begins, or continues, to study or learn late in life. The word is derived from the Greek ὀψέ, meaning late, and μανθάνω, meaning learn. Opsimathy was once frowned upon, used as a put-down with implications of laziness, ...

                                               

Out-of-school learning

Out-of-school learning is an educational concept first proposed by Lauren Resnick in her 1987 AERA presidential address, which consists of curricular and non-curricular learning experiences for pupils and students outside the school environment.

                                               

Parent trigger

A parent trigger is a legal maneuver through which parents can change the administration of a poorly performing public school - most notably, by transforming it into a charter school. The first parent trigger law was passed by the California legi ...

                                               

Place-based education

Place-based education, sometimes called pedagogy of place, place-based learning, experiential education, community-based education, education for sustainability, environmental education or more rarely, service learning, is an educational philosop ...

                                               

PLANS (non-profit)

People for Legal and Non-Sectarian Schools is an organization based in California in the United States which campaigns against the public funding of Waldorf methods charter schools alleging they violate the United States Constitutions separation ...

                                               

Pop Culture Classroom

Pop Culture Classroom, based in Denver, Colorado, is a nonprofit organization that educates in the areas of literacy and arts through alternative approaches to learning and character development. The organization creates educational programs for ...

                                               

Practice-based professional learning

Practice-based professional learning is understood in contrast to classroom- or theory-based learning. It is kindred to terms such as work-based learning, workplace or work-centred learning. Distinctive, though, are a concern for professional lea ...

                                               

Prairie Learning Centre

The Prairie Learning Centre is an educational centre located near Grasslands National Park, Saskatchewan, that hosts curriculum linked workshops on the native prairie landscape. With the support of Grasslands National Park, Chinook School Divisio ...

                                               

Praxis (organization)

Praxis is a for-profit apprenticeship program in the United States. It places young people at paid positions with startup companies. Participants in the program are not required to have a college degree. Praxis was founded by Isaac Morehouse in 2013.

                                               

Princess Christian's Farm

Princess Christians Farm is an educational facility geared towards people with learning disabilities. The farm is run by a partnership with Kent County Council Social Services for the benefit of adults with learning difficulties and disabilities. ...

                                               

Progressive education

Progressive education is a pedagogical movement that began in the late nineteenth century; it has persisted in various forms to the present. The term progressive was engaged to distinguish this education from the traditional Euro-American curricu ...

                                               

Public alternative school

A public alternative school is a state school that "provides alternative learning experiences to the conventional school program and which is available by choice to every family in the community at no extra cost” They include: Open school Multicu ...

                                               

Quincy Method

The Quincy Method, also known as the Quincy Plan, or the Quincy system of learning, was a child-centred, progressive approach to education developed by Francis W. Parker, then superintendent of schools in Quincy, Massachusetts in 1875. Parker, a ...

                                               

Reggio Emilia approach

The Reggio Emilia approach is an educational philosophy focused on preschool and primary education. It is a pedagogy described as student-centered and constructivist that uses self-directed, experiential learning in relationship-driven environmen ...

                                               

Ropes course

A ropes course is a challenging outdoor personal development and team building activity which usually consists of high and/or low elements. Low elements take place on the ground or above the ground. High elements are usually constructed in trees ...

                                               

Saxon math

Saxon math, developed by John Saxon, is a teaching method for incremental learning of mathematics. It involves teaching a new mathematical concept every day and constantly reviewing old concepts. Early editions were deprecated for providing very ...

                                               

Scarborough Centre for Alternative Studies

Scarborough Centre for Alternative Studies, formerly Tabor Park Vocational School is an alternative and adult high school serving Scarborough, a part of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. It operates under the Toronto District School Board and was previou ...

                                               

Schmerenbeck Educational Centre for Gifted and Talented Children

The Schmerenbeck Educational Centre for Gifted and Talented Children, an organisation based at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa, promoted, encouraged and fostered the education of gifted children within South Afri ...

                                               

School refusal

School refusal is a child-motivated refusal to attend school or difficulty remaining in class for the full day. Child-motivated absenteeism occurs autonomously, by the volition of the child. This behavior is differentiated from non-child-motivate ...

                                               

School voucher

A school voucher, also called an education voucher, in a voucher system, is a certificate of government funding for a student at a school chosen by the student or the students parents. The funding is usually for a particular year, term or semeste ...

                                               

Scout method

The Scout method is the informal educational system used by Scouts in the Boy Scouts of America. The aim of Scouting is character training with the goal of helping participants become independent and helpful, and thereby become "healthy, happy, h ...

                                               

Self access language learning centers

Self access language learning centers are educational facilities designed for student learning that is at least partially, if not fully self-directed. Students have access to resources ranging from photocopied exercises with answer keys to comput ...

                                               

Self-Taught Higher Education Examinations

Self-Taught Higher Education Examinations is a test for bachelors degree in China. It is practiced by National Education Examinations Authority of China. NEEA is an agency of the Chinese Ministry of Education, headquartered in the Li Ye building, ...

                                               

Service-learning

Service-learning is an educational approach that combines learning objectives with community service in order to provide a pragmatic, progressive learning experience while meeting societal needs. Service-learning involves students in service proj ...

                                               

Service-learning in engineering education

Many engineering educators see service-learning as the solution to several prevalent problems in engineering education today. In the past, engineering curriculum has fluctuated between emphasizing engineering science to focusing more on practical ...

                                               

Stanislav Shatsky

Stanislav Shatskii was an important humanistic educator, writer, and educational administrator in the late Russian Empire and the early Soviet Union. Shatskii established a number of experimental and progressive educational institutions between 1 ...

                                               

Shibuya University Network

The Shibuya University Network, founded in 2006 in Japan, is not a university or college in the traditional sense but a new system of education in the local community of Shibuya, Tokyo. The school is led by Yasuaki Sakyo, a 28-year-old ex-account ...

                                               

Skills for Life

Skills for Life was the national strategy in England for improving adult literacy, language and numeracy skills and was established as part of the wider national Skills Strategy to increase the numbers of young people and adults with adequate ski ...

                                               

Slow education

Slow education is based upon Socratic, adaptive and non-standards based approaches to teaching. Slow education is in part a reaction to the overly compacted course content requirements teachers are experiencing from nationalized curricula worldwi ...

                                               

Social pedagogy

Social pedagogy describes a holistic and relationship-centred way of working in care and educational settings with people across the course of their lives. In many countries across Europe, it has a long-standing tradition as a field of practice a ...

                                               

Soka University of America

Soka University of America is a private university in Aliso Viejo, California. The universitys mission emphasizes pacifism, human rights, and the creative coexistence of nature and humanity. A much larger and older sister school, Sōka University ...

                                               

Bharath Sriraman

Bharath Sriraman is an Indian-born mathematician, educator and academic editor, known for his interdisciplinary contributions at the nexus of math-science-arts, theory development in mathematics education, creativity research, and alternative edu ...

                                               

Steiner Schools Australia

Steiner Schools Australia refers to the fifty-two Steiner or Waldorf educational institutions, thirty-six of which are governed by Steiner Education Australia and are located in each the States and Territories of Australia. As with all Steiner sc ...

                                               

Rudolf Steiner

Rudolf Joseph Lorenz Steiner February 1861 – 30 March 1925) was an Austrian philosopher, social reformer, architect, economist, esotericist, and claimed clairvoyant. Steiner gained initial recognition at the end of the nineteenth century as a lit ...

                                               

Student voice

Student voice is "any expression of any learner regarding anything related to education" and describes "the distinct perspectives and actions of young people throughout schools focused on education. Tech educator Dennis Harper writes, "Student vo ...

                                               

StudentMentor.org

StudentMentor.org is an American national college student mentoring program. The nonprofit organization seeks to increase college completion and student career readiness by utilizing its technology platform to connect college students with profes ...

                                               

Studies of Waldorf education

A number of national, international and topic-based studies have been made of Waldorf education. In 2005, British educational researchers Philip Woods, Martin Ashley and Glenys Woods evaluated Steiner-Waldorf schools for the United Kingdoms Depar ...

                                               

Sudbury school

A Sudbury school is a type of school, usually for the K-12 age range, where students have complete responsibility for their own education, and the school is run by a direct democracy in which students and staff are equal citizens. Students use th ...

                                               

Summer Advantage USA

Summer Advantage USA is a national non-profit organization providing elementary and middle school students living in low–performing school districts with research-based summer learning programs focused on academic gains.

                                               

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Taking Children Seriously

Taking Children Seriously is a parenting movement and educational philosophy whose central idea is that it is possible and desirable to raise and educate children without either doing anything to them against their will, or making them do anythin ...

                                               

Tamariki School

Tamariki is the oldest free school’ in New Zealand and one of the oldest in the world. It was founded in 1966 by a group of parents and teachers interested in preventive mental health. It is located in the Christchurch suburb of Linwood. Its name ...

                                               

The Teenage Liberation Handbook

The Teenage Liberation Handbook: How to Quit School and Get a Real Life and Education, which was published in 1991 by Grace Llewellyn, is a book about unschooling and youth empowerment. Largely inspired by John Holts educational philosophy, the b ...

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Pino - logical board game which is based on tactics and strategy. In general this is a remix of chess, checkers and corners. The game develops imagination, concentration, teaches how to solve tasks, plan their own actions and of course to think logically. It does not matter how much pieces you have, the main thing is how they are placement!

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