Protecting Childhood. Fighting against age-inappropriate educational expectations


PROTECTING CHILDHOOD

Our mission is to advocate for happy and healthy childhoods where learning is child-centred, age-appropriate, activity-based and fun. Education should meet the holistic development of each child, free from standardised testing and ranking.

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VIDEOS

Dr Lilian Katz – what should children be learning?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aiZW0jIngc8

Dr Lilian Katz – interview on habits of mind
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w0-cOiqkMcw

Baroness Susan Greenfield – filmed for the Flourish summit
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JZuXnGO0mOw&feature=youtu.be

Babyhood – trailer - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qtoUVaML30s

Babyhood – attachment theory

http://youtu.be/g43gs-X5HS8


IPA on UN CONVENTION General Article 21 – PLAY

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5tjRPWPhIfA

The Importance of Play – London Borough of Hounslow

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h_-1O_rBLPU

The Importance of Play – International Play Association
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5tjRPWPhIfA

The Importance of Play TED Talk – John Cohn
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I-NT1-BdOvI

What are the consequences of limited play – Tim Gill, Melbourne 2011
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m5XYazAmBzI

The Benefits of Risk in Children’s Play – Kaboom, 2012
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XRn1a82tdHM

Project Wild Thing http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0JuT43kaoUg


Too Much Too Young, 1998 Dispatches documentary
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iUum1w8s5ew


Preschool in Sweden
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z3Vw71RSn1I

Background to Reggio Emilia – The competent child

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=meuYauSzt7U


Two Reggio Emilia schools in Italy
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bChxefnk4L0

The Hundred Languages of Children 1
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ayT-x3Htv4


The Hundred Languages of Children 2

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mQtLOu99BfE

Ken Robinson – TED Talk Do schools kill creativity

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iG9CE55wbtY

Ken Robinson – RSA Animate

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zDZFcDGpL4U


Pasi Sahlberg – the GERM virus

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TdgS--9Zg_0


Lego Foundation on creativity

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0QwLjDpW3Wk


School Tests Couldn’t Measure the Attributes that make me who I am - Matt Damon

https://m.youtube.com/watch?feature=youtu.be&v=LPiNLhsPrPg


BOOKS AND ARTICLES

Too Much Too Soon; Early Learning and the Erosion of Childhood


Why Finland Has The Best Schools:

http://www.theage.com.au/national/this-is-why-finland-has-the-best-schools-20160324-gnqv9l.html


Australian primary teachers resign in protest at standardised, assessment-based education

http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2016/03/14/prim-m14.html -


Gardner, H. (1993). Creating minds: An anatomy of creativity seen through the lives of Freud, Einstein, Picasso, Stravinsky, Eliot, Graham and Gandhi. New York: Basic Books.


Vygotsky, L.S. (1976). Play and its role in the mental development of the child. In Bruner, A. Jolly, & Kathy. Sylvia. (Eds), Play: Its role in development and evolution


The Special Value of Children’s Age-Mixed Play - Peter Gray

http://www.journalofplay.org/…/3-4-article-gray-age-mixed-p…


Reshaping a Brain through Play

An Interview with Ruth Codier Resch

http://www.journalofplay.org/…/3-3-interview-ruth-codier-re…


Give Them Time - an analysis of school readiness in Ireland's early education system: a Steiner Waldorf Perspective

http://www.ecswe.org/…/Give-them-time-school-readiness-2012


The Importance of Play in Promoting Healthy Child Development and Maintaining Strong Parent-Child Bonds - (in American Academy of Perdiatrics)

http://www.aap.org/pressroom/playfinal.pdf


Why Play = Learning (Encylopedia on Early Childhood Development)

http://www.ecswe.org/…/do…/Hirsh-Pasek-Why-Play=Learning.pdf


The Importance of Play - Dr David Whitbread

http://www.importanceofplay.eu/…/dr_david_whitebread_-_the_…


Studies Emphasize the Importance of Childhood Play

http://www.edutopia.org/students-design-school-playgrounds-


Bring On The Learning Revolution - Sir Ken Robinson

https://www.ted.com/…/sir_ken_robinson_bring_on_the_revolut…


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xUUw1R_w3XU - Subversive Teaching – Educators Under Cover | Alistar Bryce-Clegg | TEDxNorwichED


https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=YxuMFfkvrbU - Reclaiming the Conversation on Education: Nancy Carlsson-Paige


About Finnish Lessons

http://pasisahlberg.com/finnish-less…/about-finnish-lessons/


Stop Stealing Childhood in the Name of Education - Maggie Dent

http://www.maggiedent.com/…/StopStealingChildhoodintheNameo…

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