COMMUNITY & COLLABORATION and what makes a healthy & vibrant community were the central ideas at the recent ADEC conference hosted by Pine Community school in Brisbane from Friday 5th-Sunday 7th Oct 2012.
For so long education has been expressed as the Three Rs, with occasionally a recognition of a C or two but I think Pine Community, as expressed by Maris Element, Principal of Pine Community School, has given us the Three Hs – HANDS, HEART and HEAD!
Our gathering was a wonderful mixture of them all and enabled us to have so much interaction, active learning and fun. True to their promise they once again showed us by example how the children and students, through introducing us to life on PLANET ENIP, can be co-learners with the adults and leaders in the learning process. They led us in a wonderful experience of story and play as the Mountain People, Rainforest People, Island People and Orange People of the Plains.
For more details about the conference look at ADEC Newsletter No17.
Visit the ADEC Conference website to see some photos of the conference and for access to Dr Marcus Bussey’s papers and to share your comments about the conference.