• No School Manifesto
  • No School Manifesto

No School Manifesto

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A Movement of Creative Learning

The unschooling movement questions traditional education through creativity. Curiosity, experimentation, unrestricted thinking, making and developing are basic elements of all forms of learning and living together. In the current educational system these values are frequently overshadowed by rules, bureaucracy and little attention to the intrinsic inquisitiveness of both the student and the teacher.

This volume is a key reference and inspiration for people working in (creative) education, ranging from teachers and school leaders at informal, secondary and vocational education to museum educators, artists, policy makers, and everyone who supports education and has an interest in developing new perspectives through creativity.

No School Manifesto enumerates key concepts, values and attitudes such as Curiosity, Magnetism and Zigzag through an A-Z lexicon, complemented by examples of students’ work.

An explanation of the urgency of No School, and an essay on the fundamental value of creativity provide introductory context to the book. The overarching Manifesto summarizes what the No School movement and the book stand for.

Contributors include Matthijs Andriessen, Martijn Aslander, Erik op ten Berg, Danae Bodewes, Heidie van den Brink, Fabiola Camuti, Matthijs van Cruijsen, Steven Dorrestijn, Berty Feijen, Jan Erik Fokke, Ron van Hal, Richard Hassink, Simone Heij, Danny Jeroense, Selma Jonkers, Jeanny Kaethoven, Cor de Koning, Kim van Laanen, Jeroen Lutters, Saskia van den Muijsenberg, Josine Neyman, Laura Nieuwenhuis, Ben Oligschlager, Ilse Ouwens, Olga Potters, Bart Schouten and Betje Stevens.

Designed by Marius Schwarz

Published by Valiz with Cibap, Zwolle; SintLucas, Eindhoven; ArtEZ Arnhem-Zwolle-Enschede; and No School, 2020

Softcover, 228 pages, 60 color and 10 b&w images, 6 × 8.75 inches

ISBN: 978-9-49-209585-5

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