Coconut Thinking

By Benjamin Freud, Ph.D.

The Coconut Thinking podcast brings together educational provocateurs who are re-thinking school as a concept and a space. It is about advancing the conversation about learning for purpose and for the common good, not just for job-readiness, and certainly not to create docile consumers. Coconut Thinking is a place where we think and act to have positive impact on the welfare of the bio-collective—all living things that have an interest in the healthfulness of the planet. It is time for revolutionary change in education, to move away from anthropocentric approaches and embrace learning as a social and natural experience that has purpose. It is time to go #BeyondSchool and open up learning and action for, by, and to the (greater) community.

  1. 1.
    How can we develop inquiry and empathy by connecting with nature? (ft. Richard Louv)
    38:16
  2. 2.
    How can social-emotional learning shape the futures we want? (ft. Dominic Regester)
    44:02
  3. 3.
    How can we liberate learning to foster social change? (ft. Santiago Rincón-Gallardo, Ed.D)
    1:04:38
  4. 4.
    Integrating learning and nature to save the planet (ft. Jeremy Lent)
    52:15
  5. 5.
    Returning to ancient roots (ft. Jenny Finn, Ph.D.)
    52:58
  6. 6.
    Deeper learning requires fluid thinking (ft. Chris Menagé)
    49:00
  7. 7.
    Imagining our futures (ft. Peter Sutoris, Ph.D.)
    1:04:34
  8. 8.
    Learning as giving back to nature (ft. Helen Kopnina, Ph.D.)
    43:54

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