7 tips to promote self-directed learning

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With the use of the Internet for learning, whether that’s through school work or home educating, much of a youngster’s education is moving towards being self-initiated. Even schools are losing the idea of ‘talk and chalk’ as it was once referred to, when teachers stood at the front of a class and ‘delivered’ a lesson.... Read more »

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Young people’s strikes for climate change

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There have been some recent demonstrations by young people, pupils and students, who are taking radical action to make their feelings about climate change and the politics surrounding it, known to the wider public. In particular, the lack of priority the government – and educational policies – give to this vital issue. They are drawing... Read more »

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Off rolling – a worrying practice

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Home education has been in the news again. Unfortunately this only seems to happen when there are sensationalist and negative headlines to go with it. Unfortunate because home educating is a successful approach that thousands of families choose for their children and it’s unhelpful to see inaccurate and biased reporting. Such was the case recently... Read more »

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More reasons for ‘dirty’ activities!

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As new findings come to light there is even more reason to get the children outside for play and learning. We are bombarded with advertisements about cleanliness. Adverts which prey on our sensitivities about being good parents and emotionally blackmail us into feeling that we are less of a parent should we fail to micro-sterile... Read more »

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