eduSHARE from South Africa | Home language in the classroom
In 2023, Barbara Vauterin and Lisa-Marie Deman, two final-year students of the Bachelor of Primary Education at VIVES University of Applied Sciences, went to Durban in South Africa. They did a three-month internship at Mthombeni Primary School. During this international internship, we asked them to identify inspiring or interesting educational practices that can be used in teacher training in Flanders. For this purpose, they used the eduSHARE flow.
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.
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.
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.
Listening tips: podcasts on multilingualism in education
When researching a subject, we think of reading documents, watching videos and delving into the digital archives, but it is also interesting to browse through the wide range of podcasts on offer. That way you discover that extra bit of information. eNSPIRED selected some fascinating and inspiring podcasts on the theme of multilingualism in education. Have fun listening!
Report: Language Policy in Globalised Contexts
Dudley Reynolds, a Teaching Professor of English at the Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar, made in collaboration with the research organization of the Carnegie Mellon University and Wise Qatar Foundation a report on language policy in globalised contexts.
Blog post: The centrality of language for learning
In this blog post, Ricardo Sabates, Professor of Education and International Development at the University of Cambridge and member of the Research for Equitable Access and Learning (REAL) Centre discusses the importance of mother tongue education, using data from a research project in Ghana.