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Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Re-imagining Education

from video by Nic Askew
A few films to trigger thinking about what it means to educate and be educated.



RE-IMAGINING THE EXPERIENCE OF EDUCATION AND SCHOOLING






Play 

THE FILM QUESTIONS


One / ‘Might we have underestimated the value of ‘play’?’ Two / ‘How would your life look if seen through a playful state of mind?’ Three / ‘Might confidence sit at the heart of an extraordinary education?’ Four / ‘Might a playful frame of mind stand to transform the experience of education?’ Five / ‘Might a playful state of mind enable the strength of our true human spirit?’






Creative 


THE FILM QUESTIONS 


One / ‘In this rapidly changing world might creativity need to sit at the heart of an education for all?’
Two / ‘Might education now need to embrace these new forms of literacy for all students?’
Three / ‘Might our future call for creative, literate, self expressive and resourceful students?’





Engaged

THE FILM QUESTIONS 


One / ‘What might be the consequence of reframing education around the experience of the student?’
Two / ‘Might curiosity have always sat at the heart of an extraordinary education?’
Three / ‘How might our imagination bring the experience of education to life?’




Mentor

THE FILM QUESTIONS 


One / ‘Might we all have the opportunity to mentor another?’
Two / ‘How powerful is a single moment of validation to a young imagination?’
Three / ‘Might your influence travel further than you might imagine?’
Four / ‘Teacher or not, might you have a part to play in the education of another?’



EVERYONE | MIMI ITO


THE FILM QUESTIONS 


One / ‘Might the information age free us to pursue learning centered on individuals and not institutions?’
Two / ‘Perhaps each of us has a part to play in the possibility of education?’
Three / ‘Might a broader definition and responsibility for education bring us all closer together?’


4 comments:

  1. Thank you!
    Brilliant, beautiful and inspiring! -Just what I needed, we're fighting the same battle here in Sweden against policies that getting more and more de-humanized in the name of "measurability" and "knowledge". -It's a fight we will win, it's as simple as that!
    /Ante Runnquist

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    1. Thanks for your response. I have been reading about the new struggles in Sweden with regard to 'grading' younger children. A slippery slope, that. Best to avoid it.

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  2. Your composition and content continues to inspire me. Thank you!

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