There's a different way to educate our young people, and Dr Ian Cunningham shows us what that is.
Ian is a professor, author, and educator who founded the Self Managed Learning College in Brighton. His work spans many years and the College is a demonstration of how children can find their own path in their learning without the pressure of standardised tests or a set curriculum to motivate them.
In this interview, Ian goes into detail about how the College came to be, how it runs each day, and his view of a beautiful educational future.
It sounds like such a cool place to learn!
How to set up a learning community
If you think you'd be up for setting up something like the Self Managed Learning College in your local area, come and get some expert advice on Tuesday 4th July from Sophie Christophy, co-founder of the consent-based, self-directed learning communities the Cabin and the Lodge. You will have plenty of chances to ask questions and hear about her real lived experience of creating a free learning space.
I'd love to hear from you, get in touch with me :)
The music in this episode is Indestructible by Noah Smith