Cloud 8: ‘Diversity in educational organizations and corporations: opportunities and dilemmas for improving learning’ online conference on 27/09/2019.

EAPRIL Cloud 8 (Diversity & Equality in Different Contexts) is organising an online conference titled ‘Diversity in educational organizations and corporations: opportunities and dilemmas for improving learning’ on Friday September 27, 2019. We invite all those interested in equality and diversity in educational organizations and corporations to join us online. The event is an opportunity to…

Greetings from Cloud 9: A Three-Cloud Seminar/Webinar “Innovative teaching approaches – EAPRIL clouds in a research-based dialogue”

The EAPRIL Clouds create us a fascinating possibility to discuss and collaborate, not only during the conferences, but also in-between them. This blog reminds you about the possibilities of Cloud 9, but also aims to offer you a pathway to observe the connections of several clouds, to enrich our comprehension. At the moment, Cloud 9…

Cloud 14 – Differences between structured learning in a traditional classroom setting and learning in organizations

In this blog I will highlight four differences between structured learning in a traditional classroom setting and learning in organizations. There are more differences. Neither will I focus on the overlap between the two.   Traditional classroom setting Organizational context Background of the learner Under-experienced Formal learning as a right. Experienced or already trained Formal learning…

“Reasons for teacher burnout and ways to combat it.”

Judging from recent headlines in the UK, teacher burnout and occupational stress are contributing to a crisis in teacher retention – from primary and secondary school teachers to further and higher education lecturers. It’s not just the UK that suffers from the negative effects of teacher burnout, as a recent joint research project involving teachers…

Cloud 2 Update – Educators in hybrid learning environments

Article written by Henderijn Heldens, Phd. en  Marjan de Groot, Phd. Cloud 2 focusses on educator’s professional development. Teacher educators often work closely together with experienced teachers (mentors) for example in university-school partnerships. In recent years these partnerships often developed into strong collaborative networks (Zeichner, 2010). Such collaborative structures are considered promising for learning and professional…