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.
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.
Inspiring teachers: Global Teacher Prize 2020
The Global Teacher Prize is an award presented annually to a teacher who has made a significant contribution to the community. eNSPIRED selected the most outstanding stories of teachers who were candidates for the 2020 prize and are thus working on innovations to introduce children to the wonderful world of education and to achieve equity.
Learning through play: iPLAY in Vietnam
Vietnam is changing rapidly. To reach their future potential, primary school pupils need a wide range of skills, including cognitive, social, emotional, physical and creative skills. The school culture in today's Vietnam is highly academic and results-oriented. Classroom practice is therefore very teacher- and knowledge-oriented. To change that, the iPLAY programme was installed by VVOB in Vietnam.
Video: Multilingual Education in South Africa
Dr Diane Rodriguez, Professor at the Fordham University Graduate School of Education loves to observe lingual education classrooms. Together with Dr Margaret Funke Omidire of the University of Pretoria, Dr Rodriguez visited the Department of Educational Psychology at the University of Pretoria and Laerskool Pretoria-Oos in South Africa. In this video, you will see an observation of an elementry and college Sepedi language class.
Our first podcast: on multilingualism in education
We proudly present our first podcast! To promote the eNSPIRED learning week, VVOB in South-Africa, and the Department of Basic Education engaged in a conversation about multilingualism as an asset in South African education.