In institutionalized education, the main goal has been developing children’s cognitive capacity in the sense of learning knowledge in academic disciplines. This goal dictates a learning environment in which seated learning behavior is considered appropriate, effective and is rewarded. Physical education as part of education provides the only opportunity for all children to learn about physical movement and engage in physical activity. (meer…)
The traditional paradigm of teaching is under pressure. Many proposals to professionalize teaching are common today. But many people avoid the dialoque about a new paradigm. There is a need to translate new insights about cognitive science related to how students learn. In this post I try to apply some of those insights to the art of teaching. (meer…)
Work Integrated Experimental Learning (WIEL) provides the opportunity to develop new understandings and perspectives while engaging in challenging, creative and intellectually stimulating work based scenarios. Where a lot of competence-based learning environments have difficulties with engaging with the mindset and skills of labour, WIEL indentified the sorts of skills and abilities students should develop during the learning. These are: (meer…)
Not so well known as the Montessori education philosophy, Waldorf is an alternative education system which focuses on the holistic development of children. As stated in their mission Waldorf schools integrate artistic, practical and intellectual content in their curriculum and focus on social skills and spiritual values. Waldorf education first began in 1919 in Germany inspired by Rudolf Steiner’s philosophy. (meer…)
When I was young there was not so much guidance at school. Luckely my mother had some sort of an idea to keep me happy. I felt misunderstood, many times. Not that I was a bad kid or anything but I needed to be on the water to understand life. I needed to question education to understand learning. Inspired by Dennis Stehr (Mr. Probz) I wrote this post. (meer…)
Teaching is about more than just having a bunch of information to disseminate to the empty vessels- students- in front of you.
The concept behind reality pedagogy is that before teachers can teach anything, they must understand the realities of their students. (meer…)
When it comes to learning, we all know who should be in the driver’s seat: the learner. Ofcourse we need to build the capacity of our students to take the steering wheel and drive. Compared to learning to drive this metaphor is even more true. (meer…)