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Archive for the month “March, 2012”

BBC News – Fatherhood project launched in Bath and North East Somerset

BBC News – Fatherhood project launched in Bath and North East Somerset.

Happy adolescents ‘likely to have higher income’ as adults | Society | The Observer

Happy adolescents ‘likely to have higher income’ as adults | Society | The Observer.

Sugata Mitra: The child-driven education | Video on TED.com

Sugata Mitra: The child-driven education | Video on TED.com.

Education scientist Mitra has been experimenting with technology in places around the world without teachers, giving groups of children the means to learn. His work shows that Education is a self-organising system where learning is the emergent phenomenon. Fascinating and thought provoking.

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Nonviolent Communication with small children | Seedofpeace.org

Nonviolent Communication with small children | Seedofpeace.org.

 

From wonderful UK based Nonviolent Communication (NVC) organisation Seed of Peace, this article goes into useful detail about communicating with children in a way that enables the adult to connect with the child compassionately and with empathy and authenticity through times of trouble, conflict or misunderstanding.

This is a rich and fruitful transforming practice for schools and teachers to introduce into classrooms, staff rooms and playgrounds.

Seed of Peace offers a good range of training in NVC.

 

What Does Teaching Creativity Look Like? – Education – GOOD

What Does Teaching Creativity Look Like? – Education – GOOD.

 

savvy teachers and schools are already discarding the one-size-fits-all, siloed model of teaching and learning. And, they already know that it’s not enough for schools to simply add on a “creativity hour”; it must be infused into all aspects of our education system. Let’s hope more schools get on board with this paradigm shift so that an entire generation of students doesn’t grow up living their lives according to outdated 20th-century myths about creativity.”

Ken Robinson – Why making creative schools requires radical change

Creativity is not an “add-on” but calls for radical change in our schools from Music Center IC on Vimeo.

Dividing younger pupils by ability can entrench disadvantage, study finds | Education | The Guardian

Dividing younger pupils by ability can entrench disadvantage, study finds | Education | The Guardian.

Martin Seligman: Positive Psychology and Classroom Interventions

http://www.ppc.sas.upenn.edu/positiveeducationarticle2009.pdf

A great article on the foundations of positive psychology in it’s educational context. From  Martin Seligman and colleagues. (2009)

Flourish (Paperback) – Martin E.P. Seligman

Flourish (Paperback) – Martin E.P. Seligman – 9781857885699.

Martin Seligman’s most recent book (2012). The sequel to Authentic Happiness.

“Martin Seligman is the inventor of positive psychology and a major figure in the well-being movement. This makes him a significant figure in world culture… this is important… Full of fascinating detail of how this extraordinary venture is developing” Richard Layard, for Observer “I was immediately charmed… Seligman’s intentions are admirable and exciting. He is consumed by his mission, which is to take psychology on from its traditional role in alleviating misery, and broaden it into positive psychology — the entirely different art of teaching us how to be wiser, stronger, more generous to others, more self-disciplined, and more capable of dealing with difficulty and rejection… The book is full of nuggets about why positive approaches work.” Jenni Russell for The Sunday Times

Happiness and How it Happens (Hardback) – Suryacitta – 9781907332937

Happiness and How it Happens (Hardback) – Suryacitta – 9781907332937.

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