Alternative education is a broad categorisation, comprising a vast spectrum of pedagogical theories and practices. Some similar ideas, though, lie at the base of most schools of thought in the scope of alternative education. If you are looking to understand non-traditional education easily, then, these 10 pedagogical principles might help you to get to its core faster.
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Who is responsible for the Climate Crisis? This article tries to answer this question, analysing in particular the role of ordinary individuals, States and Corporations. Here is why you are not responsible for the Climate Crisis – and why you should be fighting it anyway.
As teachers living in outstandingly fast paced times, it is legitimate to ask ourselves: how can we imagine and design an appropriate education for the 21st century? In other words, what should schools look like, to prepare the students of today for the challenges of tomorrow? In this article, we would like to argue why the current educational system needs to be radically rethought, and to inspire with a few elements that would help us achieve this successful change.
Today, fighting Capitalism seems beyond belief. But we think it is still possible – here is what you can do to fight Capitalism everyday.
Learning crucial teaching skillsFor the past 10 months of Teaching Practice as a part of my education at DNS Tvind, I have had the pleasure of working as a teacher-assistant with learning-apprehensive students at Friskolen Helios. The time spend at the school will...
Dear everyone, This year turned out completely different than we had imagined. At the same time, so many things happened, just as we planned for. It has been a very productive and eventful year. Here are some of the things we have achieved together in 2020....
Humana People to People remains committed to shouldering the task of training teachers of another kind who are ready to teach, inspire and lead the new generations for many years to come.
Integration is an important aspect, or rather one of the goals, of the “Tvind Pedagogy”. In Tvind, deliberate effort is regularly put into reflecting about how to make it better, into adjusting our knowledge of it to each student and into constantly finding out new ways to make them feel like they belong. These concepts and reflections later materialise in the many ways in which we actually exercise integration.
DNS 2017, the senior team, is now finalising one of the last periods of DNS programme: Teaching Practice. Teaching Practice lets us experiment in the reality of the classroom, apply teaching methodologies and most importantly, make mistakes and learn from them. However, teaching practice doesn’t end after the lessons. We also contribute to the teaching practice place by being in charge of the programme in the school and initiating a chosen project, our “Footprint”.
European Reality is a 6-months period, part of the second year of the DNS programme, during which the team moves to a bigger European City with the goal to find jobs, a House, learn about the European working class’ way of living, and get involved in the city’s cultural life. In this article, you can hear Laura from DNS17 expressing her view on the educational value of experiencing such a period!
There are too many things I want to learn and share: being a teacher combines both – Svetlana, alumni and DNS Teacher
To choose the path of teaching took me some time, I must say. It started on my very first 1st of September, this is the day when the school year starts in Lithuania. I simply loved it. And I am not talking about the lessons and tests, but about all the kinds of people I got to interact with and about the learning process that was happening there, somehow in between lessons most of the time. Though I was in love with the school and Summer holidays always seemed too long of a break, I never thought I will become a teacher. It is now, when I reflect, I see lots of sense in my actions and choices that led me to choose this profession.