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April 29, 2015

I still have many unanswered questions for myself when I think about how to transition from a mechanistic to an organic system.

 

Two things that I am still unsure about are:

  • Is grading according to age the best way to organise children in an organic education system?
  • ...

April 29, 2015

 

I realise that almost every school in the world operates on an extremely tight budget and that my fundamental principle that ‘all schools should be beautiful’ sounds like an impossible dream from this perspective, and a definite block to transitioning many ugly school...

April 28, 2015

Assessment is a huge part of how our current education system works, and it is not something that many people would consider giving up lightly. Many people argue that assessment is necessary in order to see whether children are learning anything by going to school. As...

April 27, 2015

Some people might worry about the lack of a set curriculum in an organic education environment.

 

I believe that organic education does not require an absence of curriculum, but rather that curriculum guidelines should be more general and flexible than under the mechanis...

April 25, 2015

Our current system of administering education from the national level down to the school level is designed to support authoritarian, centralised, mechanistic education, and people might argue that it would be very difficult to shift this to enable organic education. At...

April 24, 2015

 

One of the biggest inhibiting factors that I have observed blocking the process of transition from a mechanistic system to an organic system is parents’ expectations of and/or fears for their children.

 

Parenting has become a huge industry and parents receive so many m...

April 23, 2015

I believe that the transitioning from mechanistic to organic education requires a process of identifying the underlying potential in the system and supporting it to emerge. One of the key areas of either potential or blockage for our education system’s transition is hu...

April 22, 2015

 

I am interested in how our society could create an education system that works for all children.

 

To turn my model for an organic Future School into an education system is easy because the operating principles that I have defined are fractal. This means that they can b...

April 22, 2015

In the process of exploring what is emerging in terms of new ideas for the education of children I found so many examples of future-oriented schools and innovative programmes and ideas and organic thinking about education all over the place. Not all of these ideas are...

April 21, 2015

 

Based on my initial hypothesis that it is perfectly possible for our education system to function in such a way that it enables all children to thrive and reach their full potential, I defined our education system’s functional purpose as follows:

 

The purpose of this e...

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