ABSTRACT

Many different people have been at presentations by the students of the Learning School. Here a few of them describe the impact it had on them.

Never underestimate young people! I am constantly writing variations on the same theme: that schools have changed less in the past twenty years or so than students have changed. School improvement is not just about enhancing grades; it is also about updating structures and ways of relating so that there is a better fit between schools and students. New structures create opportunities for new ways of seeing and valuing the capabilities of young people today and they can open up spaces in which those capabilities can be exercised in support of learning.