The educational value of cultural awareness

With the support of the European Erasmus+ program, welfare organization Swazoom from Amsterdam Zuidoost in co-production with the English youth work organization Share, Think and Act from London has conducted a joint study project about the importance of cultural awareness in youth, for youth work that focuses on youth of African origin.

Could subjects soon be a thing of the past in Finland?

Finland has long been renowned for the quality of its education and always scores highly in international league tables. Now it is rethinking how it teaches in the digital age - seeking to place skills, as much as subjects, at the heart of what it does. But not everyone is happy, and there are fears it could bring down standards.

​6 Traits of Life-Changing Teachers

The direct and longest-lasting way to reach a child—to really make a difference in his or her life—is through so-called noncognitive dimensions like passion, patience, rigor, and kindness. And when students are lucky enough to find a life-changing teacher, the benefits last a lifetime.

Becoming a headteacher: four things future leaders need to know

how can we encourage, prepare and support future generations of heads, to secure high standards of leadership in education?

​Launch of the Global Education Innovation Award

GENE – Global Education Network Europe – wishes to recognise the importance of innovation in Global Education through its Global Education Innovation Award. The award is intended to benefit Global Education projects that bring about positive change and opens peoples’ eyes and minds to the realities of the world, locally and globally. It promotes Global Education initiatives that can bring about this change through creativity, participation, direct action, synergies and innovation, and to ultimately inspire public policy.

What makes a great leader?

What makes a great leader? Management theorist Simon Sinek suggests, it’s someone who makes their employees feel secure, who draws staffers into a circle of trust. But creating trust and safety — especially in an uneven economy — means taking on big responsibility.​

Does Education Stifle Creativity?

​Experts in creativity are sometimes damning about the stifling effects of education on creativity. In a comment on his own post on The Seven Deadly Sins that Prevent Creative Thinking, Psychology Today blogger Michael Michalko comments "Unfortunately, I've come to believe that education is a great inhibitor of our natural creativity... To me it seems that in the real world those who know more, create less; and those who know less create more".

15 Moonshots in Education

What’s possible in the next five or 10 years? It’s hard to tell given the exponential rate of technology related change. In the last ten years, we’ve seen the development of smartphones and tablets, Instagram and Snap, ride and room sharing, 3D printing and self-driving vehicles. We’ll see more important advances in the next decade than the last–most will involve artificial intelligence.

How to Teach Critical Thinking?

Critical thinking skills are skills that children (and adults) need to learn to be able to solve problems. This includes analyzing and evaluating information that is provided, whether that information is through observation, experience or communication. Do you know how to do it properly?

VIDEO: „Non formal education at school“, Angellika Paci

VIDEO: Presentation of report​ „Non formal education at school: processing group and personal development through experience & training“, – Angelica Pac – responsible at Kamaleonte for International training programmes and cooperation (Italy) .​