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From Patrick Farenga I’m bringing out a new edition of John Holt’s book Freedom and Beyond, which is full of ideas about how to put philosophical and moral concepts into practice for adults who want to live and learn with children in less authoritarian ways than school and social conventions encourage. […]

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Pupils at Siltamaki primary school perform a rap as part of their cross-subject learning Jussi Helttunen For years, Finland has been the by-word for a successful education system, perched at the top of international league tables for literacy and numeracy. Only far eastern countries such as Singapore and China outperform […]

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Pressures on teaching time and resources often means the benefits of outdoor learning are overlooked, a report says Outdoor learning can have a positive impact on children’s development but it needs to be formally adopted, a report suggests. Childhoods were dramatically changing, with fewer opportunities to spend time outdoors, researchers […]