Publication | 8 years of eNSPIRED: an overview
In this publication, we are looking back at the achievements of the eNSPIRED programme over the past few years. Since 2014, we have been organising workshops, seminars and learning weeks for teacher trainers, educations advisers and (future) teachers with education experts from countries in Africa, Asia and South America. We have tried to include all the materials that have been developed. Read, watch, listen and make use of these resources. They are and will remain, at your disposal through our online channels.
A Literature Review on Professional Learning Communities
Besides the inspiring practices, the webinar on PLCs shared key insights from a contemporary review of the empirical research on professional learning communities (PLCs) in twelve countries in Africa, Asia and South America.
Professional learning communities: an online exchange
On 21 October 2021, eNSPIRED organised a webinar on professional learning communities (PLCs). During this webinar the results of an international review study were presented by Dong Nguyen and Ellen Boeren of Glasgow University. Nathalie Aziza from VVOB in Rwanda, Paul Mphisa from VVOB in South Africa and Brenda Akite Otika from STiR Education shared inspiring practical stories, each story focusing on a specific aspect of professional learning communities.
Addressing issues through Professional Learning Communities in Rwanda
From 11 to 15 February 2019, sector educators with support from VVOB in Rwanda facilitated Professional Learning Communities (PLCs) of headteachers in 17 districts. The aim was to identify high priority issues and discuss a way forward.
Professional Learning Communites: a success story from South Africa
The concept of Professional Learning Communities (PLCs) as a means of teacher collaboration and professional development has proven its success in the Free State province, South Africa. After many officials and teachers were already familiar with the concept, more and more teachers are coming together in PLCs.
Professional Learning Communities: a video series by VVOB in South Africa
Professional Learning Communities (PLCs) are a way for teachers, school leaders and external experts from different schools to gather and have discussions with a facilitator about specific needs, common challenges and solutions that are established in the classroom. This way of school-based professional development is a form of lifelong learning and has proven to be very effective. To explain this concept, VVOB South Africa developed a series of five videos.
How to deal with newcomers in education?
In spring 2021, Edu by KU Leuven and the Flemish Association for Teacher Educators (VELOV) organised a professionalisation project about acting ethically as a committed teacher trainer in an ethnically and culturally diverse society. Together with our colleague Abbas Kigozi from VVOB in Uganda, two teacher trainers from VIVES college put together a webinar on 'how to deal with newcomers in education?'.
Podcast: The power of international exchange in education
We searched for stories of people who have experienced an international exchange and interviewed them online. The result: a podcast about the power of international exchange in education!
Multilingualism in education: an online exchange
In November 2020, experts from Vietnam, South Africa and Belgium met virtually to exchange expertise and experiences on multilingualism in education. Watch the full recordings here and download the presentations.