Presenter Liselott Mariett Olsson’s book: Movement and Experimentation in Young Children’s Learning: Deleuze and Guattari in Early Childhood Education (Contesting Early Childhood)
In contemporary educational contexts young children and learning are tamed, predicted, supervised, controlled and evaluated according to predetermined standards. Contesting such intense governing of the learning child, this book argues that the challenge to practice and research is to find ways of regaining movement and experimentation in subjectivity and learning.
Vivid examples from Swedish preschools – involving children, teachers, teacher students and educators and researchers – are woven together with the theories of French philosophers Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari, bringing (more…)
Study Circles. Coming Together for Personal Growth and Social Change. A Report on This Phenomenon in Adult Education integrated into Swedish National Life, Now Applied in North America.
“The Swedish study circle model appears quite compatible with America’s long-standing tradition of open discussion and debate of public policy issues; indeed, the Swedish study circle model has been successfully transplanted into American culture in several instances. Two notable examples are the National Issues Forums (sponsored by the Domestic Policy Association in Dayton, Ohio) and the Bricklayers and Allied Craftsmen’s Study Circle Program (which began in 1986).” ->read more
This is a background for the pedagogical form of the ‘Study Circle’.
“ABF is Sweden’s largest adult liberal education association. The abbreviation stands for Arbetarnas Bildningsförbund (the Workers’ Educational Association).”
This was recorded at Restaurant The Golden Circle in 1965 in the ABF house in Stockolm.