Teachers in 2040: Far fewer but much more effective and substantially better rewarded
This article, based on a recent conference presentation, is contributed by Mike Douse, who explores how education’s forthcoming fundamental transformation will result in far fewer teachers worldwide, with each of them facilitating learning much more effectively, and all deserving and hopefully receiving substantially greater remuneration and intangible rewards than in…
Conversations for Change: The Future of Education for Global Climate Justice
2 November 2022, 9:30 – 4:00 GMT Join us for the day to engage in critical and forward-thinking conversation with activists, academics, educationalists, donors and policymakers, aimed at transforming education systems around the world for climate and environmental justice. Friends House, Euston Road, London and Online. The impact of human-induced…
Transitioning to an unfamiliar medium of instruction: pedagogical strategies used by Rwandan primary school teachers to enable learning
The project started in November 2019 and our aim was to investigate the classroom pedagogical strategies used by primary school teachers to support the transition from Kinyarwanda to English as language of instruction, which used to take place at the end of primary 3.
Girls’ education might just save the planet!
As parts of India are gripped in an extreme heatwave, I am reminded of the alarming statistic by Care International: ‘Women are 14 times more likely to die in climate related disasters than men’ – a staggering fact that illustrates how the poorest women and girls, who contribute the least…
Involving the community in raising children’s foundational learning outcomes: Evidence from India
Achieving basic literacy and numeracy skills is fundamental for successful learning through the schooling cycle. Supporting children to achieve these foundational skills requires not just teachers, but multiple stakeholders working together to enable meaningful understandings and applications of these skills. But, how can multiple stakeholders work together to ensure that…
Socioemotional Learning (SEL) and EdTech – Opportunities for Turbulent Times
The Covid-19 pandemic has led to a seismic shift in education - not only in its delivery but also its goals. Here we identify five opportunities emerging from the pandemic that can help bring socioemotional learning to the front and centre of learning goals.
Finding synergies between socio-emotional learning and mental health and psychosocial wellbeing
In this blog I briefly explore how one might bring together linkages between those working on socio-emotional learning (SEL) and others like myself working on mental health and psychosocial wellbeing (MHPSW), and similarly how people working in these two domains might collaborate.
Bridging the digital divide through EdTech capacity-building in communities in India
With the advent of the digital revolution, the Indian education sector has witnessed a slow shift from the traditional blackboard-classroom setting to a more digitised learning environment. The reforms proposed under the National Education Policy 2020 emphasised the cultivation of 21st-century skills – like creativity, critical thinking, and digital literacy.