Radical Encouragement: Creating Cultures for Learning

Creating Communities For Learning

By Steve Williams & Rupert Wegerif

Radical Encouragement is an approach to creating positive cultures for learning in schools and communities. It combines dialogue, encouragement, philosophical enquiry, coaching and the teaching of thinking skills. The principles of Radical Encouragement are illustrated by the inspiring work of
N-RAIS (Northumberland Raising Aspirations in Society), an independent organisation working with teachers, learners, parents and community groups.