Videos

Blackburn Slow Education Research Network – A Case Study Film:

Slow Education Research Network 2015 from Fully Formed Films on Vimeo.

 

Slow Education at Ashley School:

Slow Education presents Ashley Primary School from Fully Formed Films on Vimeo.

 
Slow Education at Carterhatch Infant School:

Carterhatch Infant School from Fully Formed Films on Vimeo.

 
St Silas Primary School: The journey continues…

St Silas: The Journey Continues from Fully Formed Films on Vimeo.

 

D6 at Matthew Moss High School, Rochdale

D6 at Matthew Moss from Fully Formed Films on Vimeo.

 

Slow School Case Study: St Silas Primary School, Blackburn.

 

Slow School Case Study: Matthew Moss High School, Rochdale.

 

“If you had a whole month of school time what would you choose to learn about?”
It is often asserted that if we let children and young people ‘just do what they want’ then they’d just play computer games and go shopping. Deputy Head at Matthew Moss, Mark Moorhouse, was keen to prove this wrong. He picked up his phone and set off round the school asking students one simple question: “If you had a whole month of school time what would you choose to learn about?” The answers we see on this film are wide ranging, considered, show a fundamental interest in learning and an engagement with the process of their own lives. An ‘apathetic generation’ this is not!

1 comment for “Videos

  1. Jemma
    October 4, 2016 at 11:19 am

    Simply wonderful! I googled Slow Education after a discussion with a tutor about dissertation ideas and how I feel that schools should be. I said I wish that education would slow down, to allow children to follow their interests, allow time for discussions and for schools to become a community of learning where children are not segregated into physical, as well as mental boxes – she replied ‘I think there is, like the slow food movement’.

    So that’s how I found you, and I am so glad that I did. I feel education ought to be slow, allow freedom of thought and personal development (not just ticking the right boxes for purposes of easy accountability). I also feel education ought to include sustainability values as the key theme across the school – Ashley C of E Primary are an inspiration! Well done!

    I have what some might call a utopian view of what schools should be, but I am going to stick to my values and visions and hope that one day I can make it a reality.

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