Many of you want to shift your focus from teaching to learning. You are interested in collective intelligence, cooperative learning, co-construction of knowledge, participation and student voice… If so, then you probably see teachers as facilitators of learning and you are probably always looking for new and creative ways to divide a class or a big group into small groups! This article can help you.
Imagine if we became more competent in Socratic thinking, would this be liberating?
Documentary films can enrich any lesson or professional development workshop in several ways. The present article offers ideas on how teachers and trainers can exploit short documentaries with pre- and post-viewing activities and give a meaningful follow-up task to help vulnerable groups.
Changing the way students choose their representatives using the sociocratic method.
Giving students the role of facilitator got them to realize how challenging it is to get 30 people to participate and listen to each other.
If we want to move towards a culture-sensitive education then it is time to decolonise the EFL textbook!
A tried and tested activity for the successful beginning of a new scholastic year!
Because even democratic teachers need a good break!
The Online Social Space - Fostering Democracy and Human Rights in Online Environments is a 6-hour teacher training course that focuses on the challenge of creating respectful online environments.
Ever wondered how you could get from a farm to outer space in a few minutes? Here is the description of a wonderful team-building activity… with a twist!
The Cards for Democracy can make an activity that supports personal and professional growth even more meaningful.
Is it possible to actually teach? What can we learn from growing an avocado?
The Cards for Democracy for All are out now!
Announcing the launch of the central pack of the Cards for Democracy Series. Join us live on 3 April at 19:00 CET.
Josef Huber describes his experience of using Cards for Democracy at an informal brunch with 25 teachers and parents in Strasbourg, France and at a workshop for 130 teachers on the island of Crete in Greece. Lessons learned give us ideas for further developing our sets of cards for different players in different contexts.
What was taught in your history lessons and how was it taught? Is history used or abused to shape who we are?
L2C and the Pestalozzi Community of Practice have launched a cooperation!
No matter what we do in the classroom, our actions are always political. This blog revisits some of the best articles we published on the topic of teachers and politics in 2017.
2017 has been an exciting year for Learn to Change and this blog post wishes to celebrate some of the best articles from this past year.
As teachers, reflecting on our identity takes on a whole new meaning and responsibility as we examine and align our beliefs and values with our actions.
This is the first of a series of posts that will explore the books that have shaped who we are, what we do and how we do it...
Most civics education today at best educates young people to be voters, not to participate in a democracy. Considering today's enormous disruptions and challenges, educating children to be ‘good voters’ is no longer a reasonable answer.
The way we choose to do things in the classroom today has a direct impact on the world of tomorrow.
Multicultural education is a team effort and for it to serve as a means of promoting human rights education, it needs a multi-pronged approach.
History education contributes to peace, stability and democracy but can recreating the past help us to shape our possible futures?
3 activities to nurture the democratic ethos and non-violent dynamics of a group you are in charge of is a good way to start the year!
Finding and investing time in on-going personal and professional development throughout the scholastic year can be a daunting task. The activities presented in this post aim to support such a commitment.
It is not easy for us to accept other perspectives that question what we assume to be ultimate truths. However, there are many possible ways of viewing the world and all may be equally valid and equally partial.
The Learn to Change Resource Series is an initiative to support educators and learners, providing detailed descriptions of training sessions for educators on a topic of interest related to democracy and human rights.
The opportunity for ongoing professional development is probably within a few steps in the classroom next door...
Video games can be a stimulus to actively engage students to learn and reflect about learning!
A self-assessment tool to help us recognize and reflect on where we and our students are on the road to intercultural competence.
Six steps teachers and their students can take to start making the world a better place!
The power of teacher collaboration: challenges and steps to take.
Tests, whether standardized or not, remain increasingly popular and in spite of lip service arguing differently, in many instances, they continue to be the main form of assessment in the majority of educational settings. But what do tests really do?
What does it mean to "be a teacher"? More than anything else, being a teacher means being all that we want our children to be.
Today we would like to share with you another activity based on “Cards for Democracy” that helps teachers develop their competence for democratic practices at the classroom level with a particular focus on assessment and evaluation practices.
What can 60 million teachers and their students do? They just have the power to change the world for the better...
Teachers have been both cited as crucial to the success of any educational system but at the same time criticised, and occasionally vilified, for the failings of current educational standards. Where does the profession stand?
Next time you think you can do without one, think again!
Cards for Democracy are an opportunity for educators to reflect on, examine and improve their attitudes, skills and knowledge to better support democratic processes and improve their own practices and behaviours.
Have you ever been in need of a tool which could help you organize your work in manageable and meaningful units? Would you fancy a space where all members of the group you work with could contribute to? How does the idea of a quick feedback procedure sound to you? Wiki may be a valuable "arrow" in your quiver!
There is ample space for improvement on the discrimination front in teaching maths!
Learn to change – Change to learn… there are many promises in these words.
As we look ahead to 2017 we decided to take a moment to revisit the articles featured in The Learn to Change (L2C) blog over the past months.
Creativity, fun and play contribute to meaningful learning when teachers and facilitators host memorable moments that encourage horizontal learning relationships.
Despite the fact that most teachers are overworked and underpaid in Hungary, they meet once a month voluntarily; the sense of belonging to a learning community gives them energy to become the change and helps prevent burnout.
A teacher's reflection on grouping students cooperatively while promoting democratic competences.
Are you disheartened? It’s a time to build brave hearts.
Knowledge is not the same as understanding or having information: read this story about a man and a very unique bike.
No matter who we are or where we come from, we share a common destiny as humans.
Teachers need a deeper understanding of how intercultural competence can be developed and assessed in today’s classrooms for better social cohesion and cooperation.
Self-assessment – the process of assessing one’s own skills, aptitude or performance – is a key part of improving one’s practice.
With each new learning adventure come new challenges - establishing a rapport with the class/group is of paramount importance!
Fostering access to education for refugee students, asylum seekers and migrant children is important if we wish to shape a positive future.
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