Vlog HILL – Keynote speaker

At the EAPRIL 2018 conference in Slovenia, one of the three keynotes will address the HILL model, High Impact Learning that Lasts. You can check out a general introduction  by our keynote speaker Filip Dochy bit.ly/EAPRIL-HILL-A and his accompanying  book  http://bit.ly/EAPRIL-HILL-BOOK   Triggered to find out more? He also addressed 7 key concepts of the HILL model for you…

Preparing (pre-service) teachers for family-school partnerships: a challenge for teacher education

Over the last decades research has shown the significant contribution of the collaboration between parents and teachers towards students’ academic achievement, social development and/or sense of wellbeing in all levels of education. However, teachers have been emphasizing that collaborating with parents is often a challenge and they considered themselves not always sufficiently prepared. The call…

Cloud 8 ‘Diversity at work’ seminar/webinar

Cloud 8’s ‘diversity at work’ event took place on 21stMay at JAMK University of Applied Sciences in Jyvaskyla, Finland and throughout Europe! We put into practice the Cloud’s concern for equality and diversity in different contexts by choosing a hybrid seminar/webinar format enabling people to meet to present and discuss a range of topics related…

A tool to support adult learners in blended learning environments

A tool to support adult learners in blended learning environments By Silke Vanslambrouck, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium Blended adult learners are heterogeneous which causes a one-size-fits-all-educational-approach to be inappropriate. It is neither realisable for teachers to individualise the learning environment for every learner. Additionally, the separation in time and place between teachers and learners makes…

Hidden in plain sight: workforce diversity

Hidden in plain sight: workforce diversity By Anthony Thorpe, Senior Lecturer, University of Roehampton, London, UK. The educational systems of many European countries seek to meet the learning, mental and physical special needs of children at school. It is a burgeoning area of education provision and a specialist area in many teacher development programmes. This…

In Finland everyone is needed

In Finland everyone is needed By Anna Koster (translated by Malu Zachte-Schenkels), Clusius College, The Netherlands In November 2017 a group of Clusius College colleagues travelled to Finland to attend the EAPRIL conference about educational research. It was an impressive, inspirational and instructive week, funded by the Erasmus+ programme. The first day we split up…