About Rick Posner

Rick Posner

Rick Posner

Fredric “Rick” Posner, Ph.D. has a background in open, democratic , alternative schools as well as special education. His dissertation (1989) was entitled A Study of Self-Directed Learning, Perceived Competence, and Personal Orientation Among Students in an Open, Alternative High School. Rick is currently working on a book about the lives of the graduates from Jefferson County Open School in Lakewood, Colorado called Lives of Passion, Schools of Hope. Areas of interest and study include:

  • Self-Directed learning
  • Intrinsic motivation
  • Systems of advisement for personal growth
  • Self-assessment
  • Building communities of learners
  • Democratic school governance
  • Experiential learning
  • Lifelong learning
  • Learning to learn
  • Rites-of-passage transitions-The Walkabout
  • Issues of empowerment in school communities
  • Discovering the joy of learning
  • Demonstrated competence
  • Leadership in collaborative school communities
  • Transformational learning
  • Creating open educational alternatives
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  Ben T wrote @

Site looks great Rick!

  Janet Rhodes wrote @

Hey Rick, are you interested in doing an author event at HearthFire Books? Give me a call to discuss — I’m booking Oct/Nov now. -Janet Rhodes, mgr.

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