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.
eduSHARE from Rwanda | Girls in technical education
This eduSHARE was developed by Lise Delbeke and Febe Deschrevel, two final-year students of the educational bachelor of secondary education mathematics and economics at VIVES University of Applied Sciences. During their internship at a secondary school in Rwanda, they interviewed four students about how to get girls more interested in technical education.
Planetary citizenship: a more holistic and inclusive approach
eNSPIRED spoke to Silvia Elisabeth Moraes. She works at the Faculty of Education of the Universidade Federal do Ceará in Brazil and is currently supervising an interdisciplinary project on planetary citizenship in the curriculum of a Brazilian university. While you have probably heard of global citizenship, Silvia prefers to talk about planetary citizenship.
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.
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.
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.