A personal reflection on the Conference held at Harrison Hot Springs Resort on March 7th and 8th 2006 to consider “Promoting a learning Community in British Columbia”, sponsored by the Canadian Council on Learning. Available in both English and French.
If young people are to be equipped effectively to meet the challenges of the 21st century it is surely prudent to seek out the very best understandings from current scientific research into the nature of how humans learn before considering further reform of the current system.
This article by John Abbott and Terence Ryan appeared in the Spring, 1999 issue of Education Canada.
The Initiative’s Policy Paper from November 1998 is the most detailed description of our work and is necessary reading for anyone interested the ideas and research accumulated by the Initiative. The document is available as a PDF file.
Communities have done young people a grave disservice by separating the world of learning from the world of work
Fascinating, and Gerald Edelman’s first reference to Neural Darwinism
Our first publication, see enthusiastic review from the Sunday Telegraph
Life becomes a delicate but powerful dialogue between genetics and the environment
An incomplete, but most interesting paper, challenging the structure of schooling
This article has exercised a great influence on the 21st Century Learning Initiative’s thinking. It originally appeared in the Winter, 1991 issue of American Educator, the journal of The American Federation of Teachers, and is reprinted here with permission.
A highly influential book linking research to evolving practice
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