Category Archives: Visites d’écoles démocratiques

Visites d’écoles démocratiques

Fréquenter une école libre en Allemagne, la famille Mahn

Lors de cette entrevue sur les ondes de CKUT 90.3 FM, dans le cadre de l’émission En profondeur, Joëlle Gaudreau s’est entretenue avec Claudie Mahn, mère d’origine québécoise dont les enfants, Jeremy (8 ans) et Alicia (4 ans), fréquentent une école démocratique en Allemagne. Claudie et Jeremy ont tous deux partagé leurs expériences dans cette école libre. Claudie parle notamment  de l’implication des parents dans ce milieu scolaire et de la différence entre le respect de la liberté de l’enfant et le « laissez-faire ». Jérémie discute des activités qu’il aime faire à l’école. (Disponible sur Itunes)

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Dorna Lange on visiting over 50 alternative schools

In this podcast, we interviewed Dorna Lange. She told us about what motivated her as a teacher to visit over 50 alternative schools, including many democratic schools, Montessori schools, Waldorf schools, Reggio Emilia schools, over the past three years on two different continents. She told us about what she learned along the way and about what it was like to apply for a teaching position in a school where students vote to decide on every new hire. You can follow her adventure on her blog.

Podcast: Dorna Lange on visiting over 50 alternative schools (Also on the Itunes store)

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Two Teens on Experiencing Self-Directed Learning at Compass

Can an education based on self-directed learning help teens to improve their relationship with their parents, their desire to learn and their level of happiness? Can frustration experienced in conventional schools lead to drug addiction? These are examples of topics addressed by Willow Johnson and Caleb Gray, two teens that go to Compass, a centre for self-directed learning, after having spent most of their life in conventional schools. (Erratum, North Star‘s website is www.northstarteens.org)

Podcast: Two Teens on Experiencing Self-Directed Learning at Compass