Emphasis on standards and results: (1) undermines students’ interest in learning, (2) makes failure seem overwhelming, (3) leads students to avoid challenging themselves, (4) reduces the quality of learning, and (5) invites students to think about how smart they are instead of how hard they tried.
Alfie Kohn, Writer and Speaker (2003)

John Abbott Re-envisions Schools

Thu, 01/31/2008 - 13:13 -- admin

John Abbott describes some aspects (including class size) of what schools might look like, if we had a system of education that reflected what we now know about how humans learn and develop.

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John Abbott is the President of the [[http://www.21learn.org/|21st Century Learning Initiative]], an initiative to facilitate the emergence of new approaches to learning in the United Kingdom.

The changelearning website project emerged from the collaboration of John Abbott and Heather MacTaggart, the Executive Director of [[http://classroomconnections.ca/|Classroom Connections]], a Canadian non-profit educational organization dedicated to optimizing student learning.
Website development has been facilitated by the [[http://www.ccl-cca.ca/ccl|Canadian Council on Learning]], a national, independent, and non-profit corporation that is committed to improving learning across Canada.

Visit our [[http://changelearning.ca/about-us| About Us]] page for more information about the changelearning initiative.

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