Creative Play – Learning in Context (1973)
eLearning Central (eLC) is an educational resource portal developed by Richard Gentle to bring together, and provide access to, some of the most useful and valuable information and resources connected to education and learning that are currently available on the web. Although eLC is a UK site, some of the information is relevant further afield. One of the key themes of this website, is leaning in context and removing division and separation from learning. Sir Ken Robinson puts it well, below:
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After several years working in the educational sector, I realised how challenging it could be to keep informed of what was, and is, going on. Plenty of information is available, but it can take time to find. Along with all of the usual curriculum changes, ICT is now an integral component of education at all levels. Having worked in School, College and University education since 1985 and been involved with elearning development in various ways from 2001 to 2012, I decided to create a central area for information and links to as many informative websites that I could find to help those looking for information and resources for their teaching and learning.
Most recent articles added to eLC
Inspired Teaching and Learning
(click on purple links. es = external site, opens new window)
Note: Dates shown in red are when item posted on eLC)
The 14 most innovative schools in the world (es) October 2016 (2018)
Homeschooling – the smartest way to teach kids in the 21st century (es) January 2018
The War on Stupid People (es) August 2017
Science classes won’t future-proof our children. But dance might – Christina Patterson (es) April 2017
The importance of creative education: why making is as important as maths, reading and science (es) August 2016 (2017)
Dear Nicky Morgan: so much for freeing schools from ‘government diktats’ – Michael Rosen “The education system is ‘working’ – in the same way that dying cures illness.” (es) (Richard’s opinion) April 2016
3 Subjects Schools Should Teach To Improve The World (Meditation, Nutrition, Law of Attraction)