What are the pedagogical principles?
What we refer to as pedagogical principles are 10 underlying ideas of what, according to many pedagogical theories, education should be like, to ensure the real learning of an individual. Contrary to popular belief, non-traditional learning is not limited to primary education, and many of its practices can be applied to secondary and higher education, too, across diverse subjects and disciplines.
Often, the aim of alternative education is not to equip the student with theoretical and academic competences only, but to favour their development across diverse spheres of life – such as to help them develop social skills, practical abilities, healthy civic and interpersonal values, critical thinking, etc.
Alternative education, in other words, aims not to prepare its students to fit into a static status quo – but to raise well-rounded and independent personalities who can take charge of their own lives and have an impact on the world around them.