'Multilingualism is not a threat'
From 17 to 21 February it was Language Diversity Week at the Artevelde University of Applied Sciences in Ghent. Multilingualism is eNSPIRED’s annual theme. That is why we were present on Wednesday 19 February at the Artevelde University of Applied Sciences with a whole delegation of international colleagues. We organised an inspiring language carousel about how other countries deal with multilingualism.
POSTPONED: Learning week 2020 'Multilingualism, an asset in education'
Learn more about multilingualism and take part in our international learning week on 18 and 19 March 2020 in Brussels. This edition, we welcome partners and colleagues from the VVOB partner countries Vietnam and South Africa who will share their expertise and inspiring practices about multilingualism in education.
“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: two experts take the floor
During the international guest lecture on gender and education in Ghent on November 13, gender specialists madeleine kennedy-macfoy from Education International (EI) and Wendelien Vantieghem from the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) were looking for a connection between these gender challenges.
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