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a. The Setting
Education should take place in a setting that is friendly, warm, secure, safe and beautiful. The building and rooms should be cheerful, artistically interesting and full of stimulation. The grounds should be a haven of nature.
b. Education should be fun
c. The Teachers should be warm and caring and devoted to their students.
d. The curriculum should be broad and all encompassing. It should also be fluid.
e. There should be no facts – just opportunities to explore and discover and concepts to understand.
f. There should be all manner of equipment to enable that exploration.
g. Teachers should be facilitators to assist and guide.
h. Lessons should be discussions, investigations, experiments.
I. Creativity should be at the core of everything that happens.
j. The curriculum and syllabi should be flexible to enable children to explore
k. Testing should be diagnostic.
l. Basic skills and knowledge…
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