Below are a series of links to online resources that we have found useful to the Teach.Learn.Change project.
Some are inspirational. Others provide thoughtful critiques. Others still make arguments or propose actions with which we largely disagree, but which still offer up food for thought or constructive suggestions for change.
What these resources have in common is two things: First, they reside externally to the Teach.Learn.Change. site and were not produced by or for it. Second, they are all in some way concerned with education and education reform or, importantly, with proposals or work to affect change — both in schools and social and political change outside of schools.
As much as possible, we have tried to identify resources that explain, for a general audience the “So What?” of their topic (why it matters) and move on to identify a clear “Now What?” step; constructive actions that concerned people can take to make change.
If you are interested in educational reform, innovative and progressive teaching and learning practice, re-imagining schools and how we collectively “do” education, then this will be a good place to start your own investigations. They should provoke questions for thought and discussion. They may even inspire you to take action.
The links themselves are organized in the following broad categories (click on the link to jump to each section):
- Rethinking Teaching and Learning (Pedagogy)
- Student Activism for Education
Rethinking Teaching and Learning
Catalyst Centre. Popular Education Resources
Centre for Social Justice. Publications
The Change Agency. Activist Education
Ching Louie, Miriam with Linda Burnham. Women’s Education in the Global Economy (WEdGE)
The Choices Program. History and Current Issues for the Classroom
Curry-Stevens, Ann. An Educator’s Guide to Changing the World
Global Campaign for Peace Education. Education Resources
hooks, bell. Teaching to Transgress: Education as the Practice of Freedom.
INCITE! Women of Color Against Violence. Resources for Organizing
International Televisions Service. Interactive web-based educational tools
Kavanaugh, Sarah et al. ‘Who are the 99%? Ways to teach about Occupy Wall Street,’ The Learning Network New York Times, October 11, 2011
Meslin, Dave. Political Engagement. Couchiching Institute on Public Affairs, 2011
Oxfam. ‘Gender Training Manual’
Postman, Neil and Weingartner, Charles. Teaching as a Subversive Activity. (Full text online)
POV: Documentaries with a point of view. Lesson Plans for PBS Documentaries
Robinson, Ken. ‘Do Schools Kill Creativity?’ TED Talk 2007
Shore, Ira. Empowering Education: Critical Teaching for Social Change.
Schulten, Katherine, et al. ‘Ways to Teach about the unrest in Egypt.’ The Learning Network New York Times, January 31, 2011
Training for Change. ‘Tools’
The Transformative Learning Centre. Publications
YES! Magazine. Resources for teachers
Zinn, Howard. A People’s History of American Empire.
Student Activism for Education
‘Five Lessons of Quebec’s Student Strike’, rabble.ca
‘Police Officer’s Remarks at York Inspire ‘Slut Walk’, Toronto Star