Critical Pedagogy is a philosophy of education that encourages the students to be critical towards their reality. In this article, we will shed some light on 8 key concepts that stand at its base.
Field investigations are a valuable and flexible learning method, which can be practiced by just about anyone – and which comes with a number of benefits you might want to hear about.
These are five unconventional teaching methods – or learning, if you prefer – drawn from the experience of our Bachelor Programme in Alternative Education. We hope they’ll inspire you to approach learning for what it is – an engaging and fulfilling activity, at its core.
Intergenerational projects – like combining kindergarten and old age homes under the same roof – are showing us an enlightening new approach to planet protection.
Information about Climate Change is vastly available – yet there is little we understand and act upon collectively. Are we educated enough to face the upcoming crisis? And do we need a new vocabulary to better understand and interpret this major issue?
What are the causes of climate problems? How does the global warming work? What are all the things that humans do that negatively affect the climate, and how do they compare? What are some potential solutions to these problems, and how should they be addressed?
What does ‘Learning by Doing’ mean? In this article, we explain how this method can be applied to different learning contexts through 3 examples.
Epistemology is one of the subject our students come across at our Teacher Training College. Why should a teacher learn about Epistemology, and what is the connection between this discipline and education?
The Earth is changing; our environment is dying. If one of the primary roles of education is to equip people with the knowledge to make a positive difference in society, why is Planet Protection most often not included in schools’ curricula? Why is it regarded as something individual activists need to take care of?
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.
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!