beatrice ekwa ekoko
intro’d to Beatrice via natural born learners, which led to her book:
book just out:
book links to amazon
Divided into three sections, the first part of the book deals with what constitutes a learner-centered approach to education. The second section addresses how some have implemented this approach. In the last section, learners who have lived learner-centred learning share narratives about their experiences.
“For those who want to restore natural learning—whether for themselves, their children, or all of society—this book is a great resource. We can all learn here from contributors who have helped to explain how natural learning works, from those who have helped to make such learning more possible in today’s world, and from those lucky individuals who grew up learning naturally.”
– Peter Gray, Research Professor of Psychology at Boston College and Author ofFree to Learn: Why Unleashing the Instinct to Play Will Make Our Children Happier, More Self- Reliant, and Better Students for Life.
book notes/highlights via kindle:
Deschooling cannot be reduced to one more lifestyle option for those who already have vast privileges: It has to be possible for everyday people, or it loses any progressive, radical, or transformative impact. – Matt Hern
I’m guessing that this compilation of essays by Beatrice and Carlo will be like sweet music to the hearts/souls of many people feeling/living the stress of a compulsory system of education. Natural Born Learners is filled with great resources/insight/support/reaffirmation of ways to set people free with legitimate options. ie: here’s the hole…
John wrote in GWS Issue One that, instead of yelling and arguing with people to change their ways about school, he would find a hole in the school fence and stand next to it and say, “here’s a hole. If you guys want to get out of this rat-race you can go through this hole.”