Learning from others

learn-300x225The moment we’re born, we are learning  – to walk and talk, eat and sleep. We don’t learn this in isolation, but by learning from others. We observe, listen, copy, fail and try again until we get it right. As we grow we do the same, learning from others around us, those who know how, who do it everyday or are just having a go themselves.

As educators we have boxed this concept. Continue reading

Schools in Context

School in town

A few weeks ago I emailed my tutor an initial proposal for my upcoming dissertation. It went something like this:

‘This dissertation will consider whether greater school-community integration increases the empowerment and development of disadvantaged children in schools…’ Continue reading