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Friday 10th of February 2017
YOUNG PEOPLE ACROSS THE WORLD SHARE LIBERAL VALUES, ARE PESSIMISTIC ABOUT FUTURE, BUT DIVIDED ON FREE SPEECH, ACCORDING TO NEW GLOBAL SURVEY Most up-to-date comprehensive global study of the attitudes and wellbeing of 15- to 21-year...
Wednesday 8th of February 2017
From Australia’s first female Prime Minister to a bestselling Indian yogi, once again the Global Education and Skills Forum is welcoming the diverse and insightful best from the world of public, private and social sectors. An initiative of the...
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Tuesday 7th of February 2017
This year’s Global Education and Skills Forum is just around the corner, and the programme is shaping up to be our best yet. Based around the theme of “How do we create ‘real’ global citizens?”, the Forum is challenging its delegates to consider...
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Tuesday 24th of January 2017
When GEMS Wellington Academy Silicon Oasis in Dubai implemented the first blended IB curriculum, they assumed that their greatest challenges would involve infrastructure and technology. Courses would be delivered by instructors from outside of the...
Friday 6th of January 2017
TEACHER TRAINING RESPONSE TO SYRIAN CRISIS   JUSOOR EMERGENCY EDUCATION AND TEACHER TRAINING CONFERENCE IN BEIRUT: GENERATION HOPE   Beirut, January 5, 2017 - Nonprofit organization Jusoor is organizing a regional conference on...
Thursday 22nd of December 2016
Hanan al-Hroub was a poorly paid teacher on the West Bank. Then she won the $1m Global Teacher Prize On a cold Monday morning in central London in late November, a 44-year-old Palestinian woman reflected on the dramatic recent changes to...
Tuesday 20th of December 2016
Much has been written and shared about what characteristics are required for education in the 21st century. Creativity, critical thinking, literacy, problem solving, innovation, collaboration, math proficiency, data gathering, technology, global...
Wednesday 14th of December 2016
TOP 50 SHORTLIST ANNOUNCED FOR US $1 MILLION GLOBAL TEACHER PRIZE 2017   The 50 shortlisted teachers from across the world in the running for the Varkey Foundation Global Teacher Prize 2017 are announced today at www.globalteacherprize....
Thursday 10th of November 2016
The Programa de Liderazgo Educativo (PLE) has been designed by the Varkey Foundation, in consultation with the national Ministry of Education, as an intensive six week programme for serving, and aspiring, school leaders who are supported by their...
Thursday 3rd of November 2016
The planning committee for the Global Education Skills Forum (GESF) had little idea the level of impact the 2016 event would have on a school district located over 7,400 miles from Dubai.  However, those two days were destined to have a lasting...

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