SOCIOCRACY IN SCHOOLS
The Sociocracy in Schools Map shows many schools that practice sociocracy around the world. This resource is part of a research project by Wondering School with collaboration of many organizations and individuals who care about sociocracy. If you would like to collaborate with the map, please get in touch via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
RESOURCES ON SOCIOCRACY IN SCHOOLS
WONDERING SCHOOL VIDEOS & TALKS
Sociocracy in Democratic Schools
In this presentation we gave at the Child Friendly Community Conference, we share an extract from School Circles film to illustrate how children can make collective decisions using Sociocracy. We explain the main principles of this governance system in relation to democracy, show examples of “School Circle Structures” and share how decisions are made based on consent.
Consent Decision-making with Children
In this video children make a collective decision about a candyfloss machine in the School Circle at De Vallei, a democratic school in the Netherlands. In this school meeting, the students are using sociocracy to make their decision about whether or not to buy a candyfloss machine for the event they are organising.
Sociocratic Schools – Annewiek Reijmer
In this video, Annewiek Reijmer, former general manager of The Sociocracy Group (TSG), explains how a sociocratic circle organization could be applied to a school. The scheme shown in the video is one example among many possibilities of how a school could be organized into circles, in this case with 4 levels: mentoring circle, group circle, school circle and top circle.
How a School Circles works
Else, a student from DOE (Democratic Education Eindhoven), gives an insight into how students and staff make decisions in her school on the School Circle. They use Sociocracy, a decision-making process based on the consent of everyone in the circle. To make a decision the circle follows 3 rounds: Picture Forming, Opinions and Consent Round.
Podcast: Sociocracy in Schools
In this Podcast hosted by Allan Rhodes at Transición Coach, we from Wondering School talk about Democratic Education and Sociocracy in Schools. We also share about our projects School Circles and Parliaments of Children.
Live: Sociocracia na Escola
(em português) Falamos sobre escolas Democráticas, educação libertadora, primeiros passos em práticas sociocráticas em educação, decisões por consentimento, Parlamento das Crianças, Summerhill, Paulo Freire, Yaacov Hecht, José Pacheco, Endenburg, Derry Hannam. Fizemos uma lista de escolas democráticas, falamos da experiência na Holanda e dos 4 princípios da Sociocracia.
SOCIOCRACY WITH CHILDREN +
We simplified the Sociocratic Decision-making Process in 3 steps!
This is a great resource to implement Sociocracy with children and with any group that wants to keep it simple!
We teach how to facilitate a sociocratic decision-making process in our Sociocracy for Schools Course. So if you want to dive deeper into this practice get in touch with us to know when we’ll start our next circle:
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COMMUNITY OF PRACTICE
We created a Facebook group to unite people interested in learning more about sociocracy in schools, sharing experiences and supporting each other.
If you would like to be part of this learning community, you are invited to join the group and share your story with us!
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