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In the next year my wife and I have to make some decisions about the type of education we want our son to have. When should he go to school? What should he be Iearning? Would he be better off at home with my wife? Should it be a school which strives for academic excellence or a school which has more holistic objectives? A while ago I read a post on Donald Clark's 'Plan B' blog called 'Too Cool for School' which attempted to dispel some of the myths around promoting tablet computers in schools. I decided to borrow his title because I enjoy his posts which continuously challenge many of the prevailing fads and myths around education. The title also reflects our concerns that while mainstream education may not be best for him, not choosing it may mean foregoing greater integration into Catalan society. The articles on this Scoop.it will hopefully help us inform our decisions. If you've got any thoughts or read any articles, please share them with us.
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Experiential Learning: Is there really a question about this?

Experiential Learning: Is there really a question about this? | 2 Cool 4 School? | Scoop.it
The things we have to learn before we do them, we learn by doing them. Aristotle Give the pupils something to do, not something to learn; and the doing is of such a nature as to demand thinking; le...
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How schools kill creativity

How schools kill creativity | 2 Cool 4 School? | Scoop.it
Sir Ken Robinson makes an entertaining and profoundly moving case for creating an education system that nurtures (rather than undermines) creativity.
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From the archive, 13 February 1970: Home schooling is a bad idea, says expert

From the archive, 13 February 1970: Home schooling is a bad idea, says expert | 2 Cool 4 School? | Scoop.it
Originally published in the Guardian on 13 February 1970: The Advisory Centre for Education believes parents and teachers should have separate roles
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Vittra Telefonplan

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Read more: http://vittra.se/english/Schools/StockholmSouth/Telefonplan.aspx Produced by: http://www.videobrigade.se We opened in Augusti 2011. In our first y...
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Raising a Trilingual Child: 7 facts that can determine the language spoken between multilingual siblings.

Raising a Trilingual Child: 7 facts that can determine the language spoken between multilingual siblings. | 2 Cool 4 School? | Scoop.it
Tips on raising bilingual multilingual children in a multilingual family
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All Work and No Play: Why Your Kids Are More Anxious, Depressed

All Work and No Play: Why Your Kids Are More Anxious, Depressed | 2 Cool 4 School? | Scoop.it
For more than fifty years, children's free play time has been continually declining, and it's keeping them from turning into confident adults
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5 dangerous things you should let your kids do

5 dangerous things you should let your kids do | 2 Cool 4 School? | Scoop.it
At TED U, Gever Tulley, founder of the Tinkering School, spells out 5 dangerous things you should let your kids do -- and why a little danger is good for both kids and grownups.
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Talking to babies boosts their brain power, studies show

Talking to babies boosts their brain power, studies show | 2 Cool 4 School? | Scoop.it
Children whose parents speak to them least fare worst in language tests, lagging behind by up to six months at age two
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ZERO TO THREE: Learning to Write and Draw

ZERO TO THREE: Learning to Write and Draw | 2 Cool 4 School? | Scoop.it
ZERO TO THREE is a national nonprofit organization that informs, trains and supports professionals, policymakers and parents in their efforts to improve the lives of infants and toddlers.
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The 21st century is challenging old notions of learning spaces

The 21st century is challenging old notions of learning spaces | 2 Cool 4 School? | Scoop.it
Technology and collaborative work environments are changing the design of learning spaces.
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Armando Pisani: the pioneer who holds the key to immediate increases in school attainment?

Armando Pisani: the pioneer who holds the key to immediate increases in school attainment? | 2 Cool 4 School? | Scoop.it
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The problem with education? Children aren't feral enough

The problem with education? Children aren't feral enough | 2 Cool 4 School? | Scoop.it
George Monbiot: The 10-year-old Londoners I took to Wales were proof that a week in the countryside is worth three months in a classroom
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