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Posts Tagged ‘Education’

Global Connections: the Benefits of Creating Student & Faculty Connections

Today’s conversation is with Helene Deysel. Helene serves as the International Communication Programme Coordinator at Hendrik Verwoerd High School in Pretoria, South Africa. Since 2006, Helene and her team at HVHS have collaborated with Alterra Global Initiatives to introduce students and teachers on both sides of the Atlantic to one another. And so this program…

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Girls Getting to Know Girls

Each March since 2007, delegations of students from Chatham Hall, a preeminent independent girls’ school in southern Virginia, has visited South Africa, Cuba and India. Chatham Hall’s committed, dedicated girls partner with local peers on creative, meaningful service projects – and otherwise engage cross-culturally in rich, textured ways designed to build relationships. The girls and…

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Phenomenon-based Learning in the Finnish Education System

What is ‘Phenomenon-based Learning’ and are the Finns reforming an already-successful system of education delivery? Can creativity be taught? According to Paul Plsek, there are “models to guide creativity and innovation”. The education system is structured around those who are creative and innovative, and those who are not. Those who are considered good at art, music, and dance are…

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