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…

Cloud 7 & 12 event: seminar on ‘Leading a Research Culture’ (in cooperation with Penta Nova)

Article written by Dr. Lisette Uiterwijk Collaboration and combining forces can have a great impact. On Thursday the 4th of April we combined the forces of Eapril Cloud 7 (Research Impact on school development), Eapril Cloud 12 (Leadership) en Penta Nova, Academy for school leadership. Researchers from both Eapril Clouds and graduating students from the…

Learning and Development (technology) trends: aNewSpring- EAPRIL Fishbowl – Leuven 14/03/2019

Last week we had our kick-off of the very first EAPRIL fishbowl in Leuven. An exciting new format for EAPRIL, and for many of the Flemish L&D professionals participating. The fishbowl was held in Dutch because that is the natural language of the L&D professionals (“the fish”) coming together to discuss relevant L&D learning technology…

‘Case studies exploring the tensions and challenges of educational collaboration: practitioner research practices to improve collaborative learning.’

Article written by Cloud 3: Strategies to Improve Teaching and Learning Environments One of the most effective ways to support new – or experienced – teachers and researchers is collaborating with others. And even better if our collaborations are both local and international! But collaboration does not always go as smoothly as one would hope.…

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…

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…