Educational Theory

Facilitating living systems: Part 1

Although at first this might seem like a diversion from the topic of education, I would like to share a passage I recently discovered in Oliver Sacks’ Hallucinations: “There is an increasing feeling among neuroscientists that self-organizing activity in vast populations of visual neurons is a prerequisite of visual perception- that this is how seeing begins… … Continue reading

Educational Practice / Educational Theory

Encouraging S.T.E.M. and other vocational fields in schools

The recent spate of articles across the UK highlighting the need for more graduates in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics has highlighted a key point about educational reform that is often missed. Let’s call it socio-economic feedback; what is missing is communication between employers and students. I’m not talking here of those ‘graduate job fairs’ that … Continue reading

Educational Theory

Originally posted on Mobilizing Ideas:
By Gabriela Gonzalez-Vaillant and Michael Schwartz  Student movements have played a crucial role in many major social and political transformations, at least partially because of their unique social status. Students are young and relatively unencumbered; students as individuals inhabit a transitory identity that they will soon leave, usually without sticky…