Hanging around, pottering about, chilling out: lessons on silence and well-being from Summerhill School

Lees, Helen E. (2016) Hanging around, pottering about, chilling out: lessons on silence and well-being from Summerhill School. Revista Hipótese, 3 (2). pp. 192-210. ISSN 2446-7154

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Abstract

This paper highlights moments of the doing of “nothing much” as beneficial and educative as pedagogy for all schools. It uses Summerhill School, Suffolk, UK as an example of a school where chosen silence of a cumulative, positive, “strong” kind is valued – in the form of children choosing to hang about, potter about, chill out - and which as a school has this facilitation of the doing of nothing much to teach to other school settings.

Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Education > Department of Education, Multi-professional Practice and Early Childhood
Depositing User: Jane Faux
Date Deposited: 12 Dec 2016 12:16
Last Modified: 13 Feb 2019 16:49
URI: http://newman.repository.guildhe.ac.uk/id/eprint/14458

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