Progressive Education

Progressive Education

A movement based on connectivism & communities of practice -the networks we create for meaningful relationships, collaboration, & learning.

A pulsating web of autonomous engagement.

Growing and Expanding Progressive Education w/ David Buck – YouTube

Progressive education recognizes the innate worth of every individual, treating them with dignity, respect, and purpose, unlocking their potential for action and contribution in their communities through rich, hands-on experiences.

Chris McNutt, Human Restoration Project

Seven Systems for Progressive Education

  • Universal Design for Learning (UDL)
  • Experiential Learning & PBL
  • Critical Pedagogy & Democratic Classrooms
  • Cross-disciplinary Planning
  • Multimodal Literacy
  • Self-Determination Theory
  • Reflective Thinking & Feedback
Human Centered Interdisciplinary Subject – Holistic Think Thank
Seven Systems for Progressive Education

Universal Design for Learning (UDL)

Experiential Learning & PBL

Critical Pedagogy & Democratic Classrooms

Cross-disciplinary Planning

Multimodal Literacy

Self-Determination Theory

Reflective Thinking & Feedback
Holistic Human-Centered Interdisciplinary Subject. Towards Interdisciplinary Learning

A progressive education is designed to enlighten and empower, as both John Locke and John Dewey believed (Gibbon 2015). Principles of progressivism are timeless pathways that support children to take their place in a democratic society by engaging them actively. This can only happen when educators see value in understanding childhood as they support cognitive, social-emotional, and physical development, and foster empathy and relationships.

Timeless Learning : How Imagination, Observation, and Zero-Based Thinking Change Schools

We believe that educators of this century need to be creators – able to develop and support contextual learning opportunities that connect learners with each other through transdisciplinary experiences. Progressive curricula in this century’s world must affirm the importance of how to learn more than what to learn. Rather than starting with a laundry list of specified standards tied to objectives to be measured with machine tests, we see kids as learning how to find the information and expertise they deem critical, whether on the Internet, from friends, print media, or adults. Being literate in this century is so much more than simply comprehending what one reads, listens to, or sees. Children have to learn how to determine the credibility of those around them and the reliability and trustworthiness of information shared with them. It’s not just building a sense of digital, or even traditional, literacy but more importantly, human literacy.

Timeless Learning : How Imagination, Observation, and Zero-Based Thinking Change Schools

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Published by Ryan Boren

#ActuallyAutistic retired technologist turned wannabe-sociologist. Equity literate education, respectfully connected parenting, passion-based learning, indie ed-tech, neurodiversity, social model of disability, design for real life, inclusion, open web, open source. he/they

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