I am participating in a discussion series on living independently from social systems for the University of the Streets Café. Here is the information for the evening. It would be great to see you there!
Univ of the Streets series pt1: To learn, must we be taught?
Friday, September 14
Living Outside the System! Pt 1, Education: To learn, must we be taught?
7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Venue: , Coop La Maison Verte, 5785 Sherbrooke O
We will discuss several ways in which education can be re-defined ‘outside
the system’, and address issues that arise from independent approaches to
education. We hope to consider some issues which are common in standard
school systems – such as assessment, consumerism and political participation
– and explore alternative educational formats (such as that used by the
University of the Streets Café!)
Guests: Heather McShane is a course leader at the Thomas More Institute.
Heather did her early schooling in England, completed her university degrees
in Scotland and has taught in Spain, England and Fiji. Amber Goodwyn is a
multidisciplinary artist working at Head & Hands. Amber holds a BFA in Film
Production from Concordia University and is an alumni of MIND School, where
in collaboration with the NFB, she directed a segment on independent
education as part of the documentary SALT.