What to do

What students need is a "mental filing system" that organizes and makes accessible in memory everything they know, a system that helps them distinguish between the important and the trivial, a system suggesting things they could know but don't, a system that makes clear the systemically integrated, mutually supportive nature of knowledge, a system that shows them the basic processes by means of which knowledge expands.

And that system should do all of these things in ways the average adolescent can understand and explain.

            Marion Brady “An Any-Century Curriculum”

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Course materials:

I’m doing what I think everybody proposing education reform should do— translating my ideas into specific instructional aids. The materials are designed for adolescent and older learners, complete with discussion forums for educators making use of them.

These materials are absolutely FREE to educators for use with their own students. >>>

Please look them over. Your comments and reactions are welcome. Email: mbrady2222@gmail.com.

If you think new directions in curriculum are needed, but can’t figure out how to proceed, we’ve listed some suggestions here.



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Introduction to Systems enables learners to use  the powerful organizing principles of general systems theory. It provides mental tools for making sense of every discipline and every aspect of life.

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Introduction to Systems

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Investigating American History

Investigating World History follows the general scheme of Investigating American History, but uses world history as the vehicle to introduce active learning, investigation of reality and primary sources, and uses our general-systems-based Model to generate questions about culture, society and change.

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Investigating World History