“If SDG4 is about inclusion, it needs a multilingual approach”
Kathleen Heugh is an international expert in bilingual and multilingual education with the University of South Australia. Ms Heugh was the keynote speaker at our international guest lecture on multilingualism and we listened intently. Here are just a few of the take-aways about current pressing linguistic issues in education.
Learning across borders for multilingualism
On November 13, 2019, teachers, teacher trainers and students joined our international guest lecture in Ghent. They learned about the positive effects of multilingualism in education and about how to integrate mother tongues in their classrooms. Below you can read a short recap, find all the presentations and watch the entire guest lecture.
International guest lecture: learning across borders for multilingualism
Read more about the international guest lecture on 13 November and register.
eNSPIRED on the European map
eNSPIRED has steadily made a name for itself in the Belgian education system. With the organisation of guest lectures and learning weeks, the programme puts important equity issues on the education agenda. We introduce Belgian teacher trainers to good equity practices from different corners of the world, and stimulate them to integrate these inspirational customs in the curriculum of teacher training institutions. An ambitious goal that caught the eye of the organisers of the GENE award.
The importance of eNSPIRED on a European level
Leen Van Craesbeek is the head of the teacher training bachelor’s degree in primary education and the anchor figure for internationalisation at the Belgian university college Hogeschool Vives in Bruges. In November 2018, she flew to Lisbon to present the eNSPIRED-programme to an international audience at the GENE Conference. We caught up with Leen at the eNSPIRED learning week to chat about her experience.
“Gender is not a Cambodian or Rwandese issue, but a global one"
After months of preparations the time has finally come for our friends from Cambodia and Rwanda to take a flight to the capital of Europe for our international learning week on gender and education. Look back on an inspiring week on how to tackle gender disparities in education around the globe.
Gender and education: international challenges under the microscope
Closing the door on 2018, the eNSPIRED team dives into the new year in which our gender adventure continues. Join us and our Rwandese and Cambodians friends on 20 and 21 March to reflect on gender challenges around the world and how to ban gender stereotypes from our classrooms. Find the complete programme and the subscription form below!
Gender and education: international guest lecture and hands-on workshops
Sign up for the eNSPIRED guest lecture ‘Gender and education’ on Tuesday 13 November and let our (inter)national experts inspire you to be more aware of gender stereotypes in the classroom. Gender and education specialists madeleine kennedy-macfoy (Education International – EI) and Wendelien Vantieghem (Vrije Universiteit Brussel - VUB) share their insights and seek links between gender challenges around the world and in Flanders.
From vulnerability to gender
The smell of fresh flowers, children playing in fountains, packed terraces and smiling people everywhere… summer is just around the cornerhere ! The time of the year known by learners, teachers and school leaders as summer break, the end of the schoolyear and total complete and utter relaxation. With them, eNSPIRED too turns the page: it’s says its goodbyes to this year’s main theme ‘vulnerability in the classroom’ and turns the page to a new chapter:hello to ‘gender in the classroom”.
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