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.
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.
Video: Learning in South Africa’s multilingual classrooms
The British Council of Sub-Saharan Africa aims for inclusive classrooms and believe in its positive benefits. That is why they started Teaching for All, an ambitious material and teacher development project. This video shows the importance of the project in the multilingual situation in South Africa.
On the way to school
The start of the school year may be (or dismay) a delight to millions of kids around the globe. However, it’s important not to forget that, in some parts of the world, even primary education can be a hard-won luxury. Some of the children have to take the most dangerous roads in the world to receive the education that some of us may take for granted. A photo collection showing children on their way to school makes you start thinking about equity in education
FUNDA OER, making a difference in the education landscape in South Africa
To improve teaching and learning for inclusive education, VVOB - education for development together with Inclusive Education South Africa (IESA), South African Council for Educators (SACE) and the Department of Basic Education (DBE) worked hard in developing FUNDA, a platform for educational resources.
How to fix South Africa’s Schools: Lessons from schools that work
Discover this manual thet school leaders, teachers, parents, and other community members can use to turn around a dysfunctional or ineffective school.
Meet Jean Paul Sebisogo, a not-so-ordinary school leader from Rwanda
Since 2011, Jean Paul Sebisogo is the school leader of Paysannat L, a basic and secondary school in Rwanda. Among his students are 20,000 Burundian refugees.
Gender and Development for Cambodia: committed to constructive dialogue
In March Satya Roeurn, Programme Officer at Gender and Development for Cambodia (GADC) visited Belgium for the eNSPIRED international learning week on gender and education. He shared his insights on his organisation’s partnership with VVOB in the TIGER project in Cambodia, to transform schools into centres of excellence for gender-responsiveness.