Less is More: the move to person-centred, human scale education

FORUM - ISSN 0963-8253
Volume 47 Number 2 & 3 (2005)

Less is More: the move to person-centred, human scale education
MIKE DAVIES, pages 97-118
DOI: 10.2304/forum.2005.47.2.21

Abstract

Bishops Park College, Clacton, is arguably the most important single educational innovation at secondary school level the United Kingdom has seen for 20 years. Here the Principal, Mike Davies, begins by reflecting on ways in which forgotten pioneers can help us develop a more profound approach to truly 'personalised' learning, before providing an inspirational and passionate account of the first English school designed and built to house a 'schools-within-schools' approach to learning. At Bishops Park such an approach is based on the belief that we must start with relationships that enable us to know and shape each other's learning in depth. For this to happen we need continuities of time, place, and persons and a wide-ranging, extensively negotiated curriculum.

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MIKE DAVIES, (2005) Less is More: the move to person-centred, human scale education, FORUM, 47(2 & 3 ), 97-118. https://doi.org/10.2304/forum.2005.47.2.21

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