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Foucault and the Early Childhood Classroom

Foucault’s notion of “regimes of truth” provides an understanding of how some discourses operate and network together to reinforce a particular powerful view of the world. These can be in oral or written forms. Early childhood education practices are drawn … Continue reading

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Culture in the Classroom

Culture is everywhere in our schools and classrooms, including in places where we least expect it. That influences everything about student learning, including how children see themselves in relation to nature. For educators, understanding that classrooms and the things in … Continue reading

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Future Classroom Lab

Created by European Schoolnet, the Future Classroom Lab (FCL) is an inspirational learning environment in Brussels, challenging visitors to rethink the role of pedagogy, technology and design in their classrooms. Through six learning zones, visitors can explore the essential elements … Continue reading

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Promoting Student Metacognition

The importance of metacognition in the process of learning is an old idea that can be traced from Socrates’  questioning methods to Dewey’s twentieth-century stance that we learn more from reflecting on our experiences than from the actual experiences themselves. … Continue reading

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Collective Learning Agreements as Democratic Practice and Joint Empowerment

When decision-making power about what happens in a classroom is rarely shared with students, hierarchies are reinforced, knowledge is static, and learning becomes passive. Learning agreements and learning contracts can undercut these dynamics, modeling democracy while promoting cooperation. Analyzing collective … Continue reading

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Democratizing the Classroom: Sequencing Discussions and Assignments to Promote Student Ownership of the Course

This article explores a radical pedagogical method for democratizing the classroom that generates rich, engaged, student-led discussions. The approach is grounded in the notion that democratic participation in the classroom is a worthy goal of radical pedagogy, that students must … Continue reading

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Training Metacognition in the Classroom

Three aspects of metacognition that have been researched extensively are metacognitive knowledge, metacognitive monitoring, and metacognitive control. In this paper, we focus on metacognitive monitoring, which is an individual’s ability to assess the state of their cognitive activity, and metacognitive … Continue reading

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Classroom culture decisive for learning

The culture in a classroom is not only important for the social environment; it is also decisive for the learning process. “Anyone who is going to lead a class must know what they are supposed to be leading,” says researcher … Continue reading

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Rewiring the Classroom

In the last 5 chapters of his book The Art of Changing the Brain, Zull suggests the practical implications of neuroscience for the classroom, beginning with the use of sensory experience: Sense luscious: Using the power of the sensory brain … Continue reading

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Educational Life-Forms: Deleuzian Teaching and Learning Practice

This book takes the philosophy of Gilles Deleuze and applies it to educational practice. To understand how and why to do this, David R Cole puts forward the notion of educational life-forms in this writing, which are moving concepts based … Continue reading

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