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Rochdale, UK

The Matthew Moss Slow School is a high school that has integrated the idea of ‘slow education’ into an otherwise normal school. Every week the pupils are provided with three double periods with which to pursue their own projects, either by themselves or with other pupils. During this time, the pupils are not placed under pressure to finish or produce a specific amount of work, because these periods are primarily about enabling the pupils to become better acquainted with and developing their own learning skills. This approach recognises that learning is not a linear, one-dimensional process, that gaining a deeper understanding of an issue takes time, that everyone has their own way of learning, and that mistakes also belong to the learning process. Moreover, the pupils learn what it means to be disorganised, to get bogged down in an idea or to take on too much – all of which are essential factors in understanding more about themselves and their approaches to learning. Finally, the pupils are accompanied by learning mentors and the school has evenly divided its curriculum to focus on knowledge, skills and the children’s approach to their own lives.

 

 

CASE ALSO IN THE FOLLOWING TRENDS:

 

 

DUAL EDUCATION 3.0

 

 

SELF-ORGANISED LEARNING

 

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