This book will open your mind to the changing experience of schooling, and highlights new and different ways to help those whose needs simply don’t fit into the usual mould.  With contributions from leading academics from Canada, America, the UK, the Netherlands, and Australia, this internationally-minded book helps the reader to reflect on the ways young people are taught, and presents possible alternative approaches. Global social and economic changes and technological developments are driving the need for change within education, so that we can better cater for a diversity of young people. This book offers an overview of where we are now and where we might want to go in the future. 

Pedagogy of Hope

Pedagogy of hope
KittyRiele te

This chapter proposes an innovative pedagogy, based on philosophy of hope. The chapter:

  • explains the concept of hope, and argues that hope should be complex, attainable and sound;
  • sets out the pedagogy of hope, based on four resources: a positive culture of learning, focusing on possibility, establishing a community of hope, and critical reflection; and
  • provides practical examples drawn from research.

In Greek mythology, the idea of hope goes back to the story of Pandora, who was given a jar by the Olympian gods. The jar was full of evils which were released into the world when she opened it. Pandora quickly shut the jar and only one thing remained inside — hope. Does this mean hope is imprisoned? Or is the jar ...

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