Please mainstream this London’s East End school principles. Just fantastic and it works. We’re just too afraid to try. And we don’t trust kids. These principles are all about trust. Creating trust, maintaining trust, giving trust. And it’s applied with success among the most troubled and violent youth of the East London.
Other factors that play a role: psychological support, health advice, security, small classrooms.
Read more here: The school with no rules that teaches the unteachable (Guardian)
One could argue that a side effect of finding information is learning. So surely this means that the problem is not Wikipedia but that learning needs to evolve and we need to shift from a pedagogy of answers to a pedagogy of questions (and here I wanted to shout out ‘open learning and teaching practices’). In reality Wikipedia is a gift to education as it encourages people to learn how to think.