Category: Educational Theory

Joyful illiteracy, the best start 0

Joyful illiteracy, the best start

It’s no secret that I have become very interested in the Finnish education system over the last little while and on reflection I think there’s a lot about the way they do things that...

School starting age 1

School starting age

School starting age: the evidence is an article from a Cambridge University researcher. It raises some questions about why we are continuing an educational trend that seems to have no benefit to the children....

Videos 2

Videos

Today’s post is a very short one.  Perhaps attributable to a NaBloPoMo hangover? Anyway, I just wanted to say that I’ve created a new page here called “videos”.  Yes, I’m showing my age.  Perhaps...

Sir Ken 0

Sir Ken

If you haven’t come across Sir Ken Robinson before, then you might want to take a look at some of these YouTube talks. TED 2006: Do schools kill creativity? The RSA Animate version of...

Conscience prodders 0

Conscience prodders

As I’ve written on our About page, we’re pretty eclectic in our approach to homeschooling.  There are many aspects of a variety of philosophies and approaches that appeal.   Naturally homeschooling is something of...