Keyword: school

The schooled society and beyond: the modernizing role of formal education as an institution

David P. Baker

Formal education - schooling from kindergarten well into adulthood at colleges and universities and other higher education institutions - transforms modern society in ways that were unimaginable at... Read more »

TOP KEYWORDS: school, society, knowledge, education

The digital landscape and new education providers

Briony Greenhill

This report aims to consider the role that may be played in educational provision by organisations and sectors who, to date, have rarely been considered part of mainstream... Read more »

TOP KEYWORDS: education, digital environment, media, home, school

Location, location, location: rethinking space and place as sites and contexts for learning

Julian Sefton-Green

This essay considers the role of context and site in common understandings of learning in general and describes models of learning that exist as complement, supplement or remediation... Read more »

TOP KEYWORDS: learning environments, Sociology, home, school, community, relationships, cultural

Argumentation and dialogic teaching: alternative pedagogies for a changing world

Dr Sylvia Wolfe with Professor Robin J. Alexander

Studies of classroom communication indicate that certain patterns of interaction – exploratory talk, argumentation and dialogue – promote high-level thinking and intellectual development through their capacity to involve... Read more »

TOP KEYWORDS: pedagogy, school, communication, argumentation, teaching

Creativity in the school

Professor Anna Craft

Creativity in the school: from drought to tsunami Metaphors are often used to describe creativity, and water is often a theme. For example, work by Csiksentmihalyi (1996) on... Read more »

TOP KEYWORDS: creativity, school, university, curriculum, practice, education

The future of learning in the age of innovation

Keith Sawyer

We are entering the innovation age. The innovation age requires very different citizens from the industrial age that dominated the globe for over a century: people who... Read more »

TOP KEYWORDS: creativity, innovation, learning, education, school, collaboration, knowledge, economics, learning environments