Fast and slow learning at Amesbury
Some great principles from Amesbury School in NZ
- Fast and slow learning (15 minutes)
- Self-testing (Kahootz)
- Status indicators: Red cup means ‘I’m in flow’ (Do not disturb) even in open space
- Collaborative and solitude
- Tents. Yes, tents.
- One minute meditation (YouTube)
- Online collaboration
Paradoxical Education: Meeting the needs of our 21st century learners
As a new school which opened in 2012, Amesbury’s vision is for every child to continually fulfil his/her potential. This means every child gaining knowledge, skills and attributes; becoming “insiders” in the existing social orders – especially the community of learners; and, every student developing as an empowered and joyful human being. Lesley will share the pedagogical approaches that underpin what they do, and the practices that enable in eduation: “weak” and “strong”, ”risky” and “risk-free”, “predictable” and “unpredictable” – paradoxical education that meets the needs of 21st century learners.
Dr Lesley Murrihy, Principal, Amesbury School, Wellington (NZ)