November 8th, 2005 15:22 EST
New Horizons for Learning joins The Student Operated Press
Transforming Education: Realizing a Vision
New Horizons for Learning acknowledges with gratitude the contribution
of the Osberg Family Trust as sponsors of the Transforming Education page.
Our website has been created to focus on learning from pre-birth throughout life. Many of the areas on our site focus on the school years, but in this area, you will find articles and resources about early childhood and parenting, adolescence, and the adult years, including higher education, learning in the workplace, and the older years.
We believe that providing this context for our discussions about learning point to the fact that learning is a lifelong journey. It gives meaning to our lives and keeps us growing mentally, physically, and emotionally.
Opportunity for Student Writers
All too often the most important people involved in education are left out of conversations about and planning for educational transformation. Many students have valuable ideas about what would make their learning more meaningful and engaging, yet they are often being educated without voice or choice in the process. How often do we really listen to them?
In this area of our website, we ask students to share their insights about what works and what doesn't work for them in school and other environments for learning. We are currently experimenting with different ways of interviewing them through video, as well as involving students themselves as interviewers and film-producers. We also include articles by educators about how to encourage student involvement and how to create more open and participatory environments for learning.
Today's students are bright, well-informed, and have valuable ideas to contribute. See for yourself! We are seeking further examples to post, so if you know of students who would like to take this opportunity to participate in a growing collection of student wisdom, please let us know. Articles by students and teachers may be submitted to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.