The same team of Ian Cunningham, Ben Bennett and Graham Dawes that brought you (or maybe not you, specifically, if you didn’t buy one) the 'Exercises for Developing Coaching Capability' (Institute of Personnel and Development Publications, London. Published in USA as ‘The Coaching Skill-Builder Activity Pack’ by the American Management Association, New York) are at work on the ‘Handbook of Work-Based Learning’ for Gower. The phrase ‘work-based learning’ has become the overarching term for all manner of approaches which, as it says on the can, are based on learning in the work context. All the methods pre-dated the existence of...

With Professor John Stephenson Report on the Seminar Linked with the 'International Centre for Learner Managed Learning' Held on 11th January 2000 Twelve Centre members and guests spent a fascinating afternoon hosted by University of North London Business School in January. Through dialogue with Professor John Stephenson, we learnt about linking learners, universities and organisations. Professor Stephenson has had a long association with learner centred approaches to learning and has set up the International Centre for Learner Managed Learning at Middlesex University. He posed a couple of questions at the start of the session - How can we prepare ourselves for a world that...

The inquiry team established by the Centre has produced its first report on Summerhill School. The team of eight, chaired by Ian Cunningham included the following; Stuart Ainsworth, Co-Director, Equality and Discrimination Centre, Faculty of Education, University of Strathclyde; Dr Harry Gray, Chairman of MES Ltd and Visiting Professor, University of Salford; Derry Hannam, Education Consultant and Council of Europe Expert Adviser in Education for Democratic Citizenship; Dr Peter Honey, Chartered Psychologist and publisher; Jill Horsburgh, Head, The Godolphin School, Salisbury; Colin Reid, Head, St Christopher School, Letchworth; and Dr Michael Rosen, writer for children and broadcaster. The following is a report...