A Word Cloud of Innovative & Alternative Education Vocabulary

In preparation for a very exciting planning meeting this past Friday, I spent about thirty minutes writing down a random brainstorm of words that come to mind when I think of educational innovation, innovative schools, and alternative education.  Here is what emerged.  How many terms, buzz words, and names do you recognize? The word cloud separates some of the phrases, so I included a plain and more extensive list below the image.Screen Shot 2013-04-13 at 9.10.42 PM
alternative education
unschooling
anarchistic schooling
democratic education
Summerhill School
Summerhill School
Sudbury Schools
International Democractic Education Conference
National Alternative Education Association
National Alliance for Public Charter Schools
National Association of Independent Schools
Alternative Education Research Organization
Buck Institute
National Home Education Research Institute
National Home Education Network
Association for High School Innovation
Homeschooling
self-directed learning
heutagogy
paragogy
peer-to-peer learning
project-based learning
problem-based learning
inquiry-based learning
game-based learning
costructivism
connectivism
John Holt
John Dewey
Ivan Illich
Paulo Friere
John Taylor Gatto
Deschooling Society
Daniel Greenberg
George Dennison
Paul Goodman
open source education
free school
maker spaces
classical school
Montesorri
Regio Emeila Approach
Waldorf Schools
Friedrich Frobel
Charlotte Mason
critical pedagogy
constructionism
experiential learning
scouting
living books
alterntive education
alternative schools
charter schools
independent schools
home-based learning
virutal schools
open classroom schools
round square schools
IB
sands schools
phoenix education trust
umbrella schools
Jiddu Krishnamurti
Krishnamurti schools
one-room schoolhouse
open-space school
school of one
Dartmoor school
autodidacticism
uncollege
The Forbidden Education (documentary)
popluar education
DIY U
Francisco Ferrer
pedagogy of work
center of interest
natural method
Célestine Freinet
the modern school movement
Paolo Freire
ecopedagogy
peer mentoring
personalized education
badges
peace education
competency based education
distance education
blended learning
self organized learning environments
work study
flipped classroom
disruptive innovation
diffusion of innovation
change management
independent schools
charters
magnet schools
Khan Academy
alternative assessment
portfolios
social media
new media
connected learning
Digital Media and Learning Research Hub
STEM
STEAM
international
global
student-centered
direct assessment
service learning
authentic learning
community-based

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About Bernard Bull

Dr. Bernard Bull is an author, host of the MoonshotEdu Show, professor of education, AVP of Academics, and Chief Innovation officer. Some of his books include Missional Moonshots: Insights and Inspiration for Educational Innovation, What Really Matters: Ten Critical Issues in Contemporary Education, The Pedagogy of Faith (editor), and Adventures in Self-Directed Learning. He is passionate about futures in education, educational innovation, alternative education, and nurturing agency and curiosity.