The British Coalition government have opened up new Wikipedia:Free school (England)s , the National Unions of Students want Free Education .... but are these the same or opposite things or are they altogether unrelated... or ...
- 1 Some history
- 2 Now
- 3 Political demand of 'Free education'
- 4 Current occupations
w:Free University of Berlin - estabkished in 1948 at the start of the Cold War
Free Univerisites and Free Schools of 1966 - 1968
Student/teacher lead institutions:
- London Free School/ Antiuniversity of London
- Free University of New York (FUNY)
Selforganisations / Free Universities 1990s-2000s
- University of Openess : http://uo.twenteenthcentury.com/
- Manoa Free University : http://www.manoafreeuniversity.org/
- Université Tangente: http://utangente.free.fr/ - who also have a fantastic cartographic department
- Copenhagen Free University: http://www.copenhagenfreeuniversity.dk - "The Copenhagen Free University opened in May 2001 in our flat. The Free University is an artist run institution dedicated to the production of critical consciousness and poetic language".
- Universidad Nómada - http://www.sindominio.net/unomada/
- Facoltà di Fuga - http://www.rekombinant.org/fuga/index.php
- The Independent Art School - see IndependentArtSchoolLondon also
- Informal University in Foundation - http://www.jackie-inhalt.net - The Informal University in Foundation 'IUIF'is an attempt to establish a network that shares resources and information, in the spirit of social change, as well as an open body that is able to produce new knowledge and research where the fields of form (structures), culture and society meet. The IUIF is currently based in Berlin.
- Mobilised Investigation - http://manifestor.org/mi (MI), a research-activism network established in 2002, offers a platform for the exchange and development of research which confronts power
- Minciu Sodas - http://www.ms.lt - is an open laboratory for serving and organizing independent thinkers. Includes working groups on Global Villages
- http://www.globalvillages.info , participatory society and open economy http://www.cyfranogi.com , leadership development
- http://groups.yahoo.com/group/backtotheroot/, conceptual thinking and self-teaching http://groups.yahoo.com/group/livingbytruth/ Hosts a social networking system http://www.modofaccentral.com/mfc/ and works closely with http://www.onevillage.biz to respond to the AIDS challenge in Africa.
Free schools/ Free Universities/
Experimental situations currently underway - self organisations/ anti-institutions
OERs and MOOCs
Examples of OER in use:
Political demand of 'Free education'
Separate page for further expansion on this topic: Student Occupations
Recent Student Occupations
- De Nieuwe Universiteit Occupation, Amsterdam 2015
- OccupationUQAM, Montreal 2015
- Occupy UAL, London 2015
- Occupy LSE - Free University of London
- Rhodes Must Fall
- /October6 Student strikes at University of the Witwatersrand
- /SOAS Occupation
- /Sã0 Paulo Occupations