Yesterday in St Paul, Minnesota, I had an opportunity to interview educator Carl Anderson about his ideas on learning and the purpose of school. Carl has been conducting interviews with many people the last few years and asking them about these topics, and he’s heard some diverse answers. Many people disagree about the purpose of school. I resonate with the concerns Carl has about “the things school could eliminate or squash” from his own children. Those ideas are central to the unschooling movement, and the writings of educator John Holt, which Carl also discusses. What do you think?
My August 2006 post, “Doug Belshaw on John Holt and authentic learning” references some of these ideas about unschooling.
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On this day..
- Tough Creative Love: The Why and How of Creative Action - 2012
- Breakthrough Thinking by Peter Diamandis - 2012
- Encouraging Creativity in Education through Community & Technology - 2012
- Leading a Culture of Innovation by Sir Ken Robinson - 2012
- Creating Oral History Interview Videos on an iPod Touch - 2011
- iPad Doorprizes, Clearly Announced Conference Recording Permissions, & Ustreaming #micon - 2010
- Controversial Anti-Abortion Education Campaign at UNT - 2010
- Utilizing Social Media (in schools and for citizen journalism) #collab21 - 2010
- Google Profiles, Online Reputation Management, and Digital Footprints - 2009
- Our next U.S. Secretary of Education - 2008