With both youth depression and youth unemployment on the rise, calls are growing for a different kind of learning. Could ‘positive education’ enhance not just wellbeing, but academic performance too?
The long-bemoaned gap between generations is sometimes accepted as inevitable. But as Lauren Razavi discovers, initiatives in the US and UK are uniting the young and old with impressive results
With the majority of UK schools now back after the summer break, we round up our favourite stories highlighting some of the positive changes being made in education
Greta Rossi left her career in mainstream higher education to start Akasha Innovation, where a new venture aims to help young people build a better future for themselves and generations to come
Wellbeing and ‘peripheral’ subjects have long been sidelined in the UK education system. But as teachers and pupils struggle under increased pressure, calls for a radical rethink of the system [...]
A new breed of online courses offers in-depth learning for free, from anywhere in the world. Nicola Slawson tries one out and considers the effects Massive Open Online Courses will have on [...]
A project aiming to provide free access to the UK's best university lectures has launched
Sophie Shen finds out how a charity is helping children and schools to transform their playgrounds into places that nurture learning and wellbeing
Children across the UK are establishing traditional orchards within their school grounds in partnership with their local communities
'Smart building can help to make smart kids' is the claim of US based Project Frog, who are hoping to change the face of educational buildings worldwide to create a stimulating and eco-friendly [...]
Findhorn College is hosting a Start Up Intensive workshop for entry into the Gaia University system.
A book entitled Learning for Life: From Inspiration to Aspiration was recently launched at the Scottish Parliament, in the presence of the First Minister, Alex Salmond MSP.
World Vision, recently handed over a new school and kindergarten to local officials in the Regency of Aceh, Indonesia.
In an Invitation to Summer University 2007, the young people from the Youth School of Global Learning have sent this message to all young [...]
When organic farmer Nick Rebbeck became aware of children's lack of contact with the food chain, he worked to set up a project that would teach children about food and farming.
The GAIA foundation is inviting everyone to participate in a new series of weekend workshops, based at their centre, based in Hampstead, London.
Three schools have been awarded £1,000 each for best practice as part of a project called Learning Together, where schools and parents are given all the expertise and guidance they need to [...]
Learning maths through origami caught the imagination of young visitors to the Alternatives in Education in London this September
This term, all state secondary schools have started teaching citizenship as part of the national curriculum