“Don’t ask yourself what the world needs. Ask yourself what makes you come alive and then go do that.” – Howard Thurman—–What if this was the message young people heard? What if we all asked ourselves more frequently: “Does what I’m doing really make me come alive?”It can be really hard to even...
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Education in Transformation (EDiT) is a film platform that shares stories and ideas from the Self-Directed Education (SDE) movement. It features the many flavours of SDE environments: Unschooling and Worldschooling families, Democratic Schools, Agile Learning Centers, Sudbury Schools, Free Schools, and Liberated Learning Centers... just to name a few. What they all have in common is a belief that learning is a natural process and that people flourish when THEY get to determine how their education goes.
Who Are We?
We are Pia Janzen and Sierra Allen, passionate learning facilitators and filmmakers. We have travelled extensively, visiting, documenting and learning from radical learning communities around the world. EDiT is our way of sharing the transformative stories we've witnessed. We believe that the thrivability of life on this planet depends on the human ability to return learning to life and life to learning.
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These filmmakers are transformational storytellers that inspire us. They help us offer a rich selection of videos that support our mission to share a diversity of voices and perspectives from the Self-Directed Education movement.
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I want to talk about stuff that makes me uncomfortable. Like, my privilege.❀ I’ve never lived in a place with significant unrest and violence I have a passport that allows me to travel pretty much anywhere with very few restrictions/hassle (especially before pandemic times) Because of the appearance of my body, I am treated with basic...
This video is the first in a series created to share the faces, voices and stories of young asylum seekers and their families. This was a collaboration with Lonais Jaillais from School Without Frontiers who lived early this year in the recently burned down Moria Refugee Camp in Lesbos, Greece, accompanying refugee initiatives to create cross...
While filming at the German democratic school I mentioned in my previous posts, it quickly turned out everyone was way more interested in filming than being filmed – Well, why not, I thought. Let’s see what happens.In this image I’m being interviewed by a 9 year old friend of mine, the microphone isn’t recording anything...