The Reflective Teacher as Reflective Learner

The teacher has a place of honour in human history; there is an inherent nobility in teaching that persists even today when perhaps the teacher’s true worth is not adequately acknowledged by some parts of modern society. The core purpose of teaching, at least in the Western democracies, should be to produce free and creative citizens capable of balancing the desire for personal independence with a recognition of […]

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Illich & Convivial Education

Ivan Illich used the phrase Tools for Conviviality as the title of one of his books. It is a powerful book with a trenchant set of messages, messages I have found myself agreeing with in the round but feeling very uncomfortable with in much of the detail – in other words, his core sentiment and […]

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