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21st Century Learning, 21st Century Skills, Classroom, Education, Education System, Educational Skills, Learning, Learning environment / 04.10.2022

Why are curiosity and creativity so relevant for all learning? Can curiosity in the classroom be measured? How can researchers and educators work together to develop teaching strategies that encourage children to embrace creativity? Nina Alonso welcomes Sarah Richardson and Sladana Krstic from the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) who have been conducting research in collaboration with International Baccalaureate (IB). They discuss partnering with teachers in the classroom to test prototype material with the ultimate aim of tracking and fostering creativity and curiosity among students. Nina also talks to...

21st Century Learning, 21st Century Skills, Adaptive Teaching, Education / 04.10.2022

Today’s episode is a collaboration with Sophie Bailey, from the Edtech podcast. Nina and Sophie explore the theme of collaborative learning using education technology.  How are researchers collaborating with children to co-design new technology? What’s the role of teachers in working with technology? How can technology be utilised in more challenging teaching environments?To find out more, Nina and Sophie talk to Jason Yip, assistant professor of digital youth at The Information School at the University of Washington and Koen Timmers, a lecturer, author and founder of several global educational...

21st Century Learning, 21st Century Skills, Adaptive Teaching, Agency, Bilingual, Child Poverty, Child Wellbeing, Children, Children Behavior, Children´s agency, Classroom, Climate Education, Cultural Learning, e-learning, Early Education, Early Language Development, Education, Education System, Educational Skills, Educator, Equality, Experimental Education, Language Acquisition, Language Development, Language Skills, Learning, Learning environment, Pedagogy, Primary School, Reading Skills, School, Science Education, STEM, Teacher, Teacher training, Teachers Resources, Teaching / 23.08.2022

In this special mini episode of Teachers’ Voices, Nina Alonso recaps some of the resources her guests have shared with her so far this season. With a particular focus on teachers working to engage their students with environmental issues at local and global levels, listen in for tips, resources and sources of inspiration. Guests Terry Godwaldt is on Twitter and Linkedin.Manuela Valentim is on Twitter or visit her website. Resources The Centre for Global Education – TwitterKoen Timmers - Educator, Author, SpeakerClimate Action ProjectHashem Al-Ghaili (instagram) Nina's recommendations for picture books about environment and conservation A Handful of Seeds by Monica Hughes Belonging by...

21st Century Learning, 21st Century Skills, STEM / 23.07.2022

How can we help young people find their voices through activism and collaboration? And why is this an important element of education? In this episode, Nina explores the many benefits that come from supporting youth activism – from building leadership skills to promoting empathy.  While each guest has a different international perspective – they are based in India, Canada and Trinidad – all three work collaboratively with schools and students at a local, regional and international level to support young people in their mission to build a more sustainable future. Episode...

21st Century Learning, 21st Century Skills, Adaptive Teaching, Agency, Bilingual, Child Poverty, Child Wellbeing, Children, Children Behavior, Children´s agency, Classroom, COVID-19, Cultural Learning, Digital Age, e-learning, Early Education, Early Language Development, Education, Education System, Educational Skills, Educator, Equality, Experimental Education, Guided Play, Identity, Informal education, Language Acquisition, Language Development, Language Skills, Learning, Literacy, Motivation, Multilingualism, Neuroscience, Parent engagement, Parents, Pedagogy, Peers, Play, Playtime, Primary School, Reading, Reading Skills, Refugee Children, Refugees, Research Fellow, School, Science Education, Self-Confidence, Self-Steem, Social Inequality, STEM, Student, Teacher, Teacher training, Teaching, Uncategorized, Virtual, Virtual Peer, Youth Development / 23.07.2022

Teachers' Voices, the podcast in which teachers tell their own stories, in their own words, is back for season two.  No matter the learning context - from Stockholm, to Uruguay - teachers are one of the most influential and powerful forces we have for equity, access and quality in education. And they’re an important part of sustainable global development. Join Nina Alonso for inspiring interviews with experts about learning and child development. Guests come from all over the world and discuss topics such as neurodiversity, youth activism, curiosity and...

21st Century Learning, 21st Century Skills, Adaptive Teaching, Children Behavior, Classroom, Education, Education System, Educational Skills, Educator / 03.02.2022

Good school practices are the key to helping build better educational systems, says Renaud Comba, research manager at UNICEF, but detecting exemplary school practices is easier said than done: “For the first time we are paying attention to the already created, contextualized, cost effective local solutions that local stakeholders have created through practice and through understanding where they live and their context to really address global education challenges.” - Renaud  We also hear from three teachers trying to develop good creative practices in their daily work with children. First off...

21st Century Learning, 21st Century Skills, Cultural Learning, Education, Education System, Educational Skills, Educator, Family engagement, Language Skills, Learning, Motivation, Multilingualism, Self-Steem / 18.01.2022

Investing in children’s foundational educational skills is key to their learning and development, as these skills are the building blocks for other life skills and further education, says Professor Ricardo Sabates, a researcher dedicated to equipping out-of-school children in the global south with basic numeracy, reading and writing skills. “One of the challenges that we have is that when children are not able to reach these foundational skills, when the curriculum that the teachers are trying to teach is further advanced than the capabilities and understanding of concepts of...

21st Century Learning, 21st Century Skills, Adaptive Teaching, Digital Age, Education, Educator, Experimental Education, Learning, Pedagogy, STEM, Teacher, Teacher training, Virtual / 01.12.2021

Our world is evolving so quickly and the skills that students needed to thrive just a few years ago are fast becoming obsolete. So what 21st century core competencies do students need to learn to succeed in our modern world? In this episode we are joined by two inspiring teachers, Enzil and Samaya, who, despite working in very different places – The Bahamas and Nepal - and teaching very different subjects - drama and technology –  both prioritize strategies that develop 21st century skills. Our special guest today, framing the...

21st Century Learning, 21st Century Skills, Children, Children Behavior, Cultural Learning, Education, Learning, Teacher, Teacher training, Teaching / 19.10.2021

Children need to develop reasoning skills in order to carry out problem solving in the real world, says Professor Lindsey Richland. But what are reasoning skills and why are they so important for children to learn, and what role can teachers play in helping develop them? Lindsey explains:  “When we are learning how to reason and how to use that information, teachers are able to use those resources in really important ways so [children] can be productive in lots of different kinds of long term career trajectories.” - Lindsey We also...