Latest articles 20.6.2021

Moving the Needle: From Compliance to Impact-Driven Learning

Our education system is indisputably outdated. From the 1800s onwards, our schools have encouraged compliance to churn out the orderly factory workers who’d boost rapid industrialization. But in today’s V.U.C.A. world, we must challenge the very notion of compliance in class. The time has come to get creative and help our education system blossom into impact-driven learning.
play_circle_outlined article
15.6.2021
4 ‘musts’ for increasing children’s social and emotional capabilities globally
We invited Stephanie M. Jones, professor and director of EASEL Lab at Harvard Graduate School of Education, & Joan Lombardi, the first Deputy Assistant Secretary for Early Childhood during the Obama A
community article
10.6.2021
Actionable Strategies for Designing Innovative and Impactful Learning Experiences
As an organization working with children from low-income communities in India since 2017, Saturday Art Class breaks down how creative art exploration through Social-Emotional Learning has been a highl
article
6.6.2021
Children & Youth Call for Practical Solutions During the COVID-19 Pandemic
In March of 2021, Aflatoun and its partners organized a series of calls with children and young people from more than 40 countries in Africa, Asia, Europe, the Middle East, and the Americas. The youth
article
6.5.2021
Parental Engagement Spotlight Closes
The submission period for our Parental Engagement Spotlight closed last month with 187 innovation submissions from almost 50 countries! The Spotlight was created as part of a joint initiative between
article
5.5.2021
Stories of Education Continuity during COVID: Leveraging Edtech without Internet using Kolibri
Kolibri is an adaptable suite of openly licensed learning resources, tools, and do-it-yourself support materials, designed for teaching & learning with technology but without requiring connectivity to

Quality Education for All during Coronavirus

Health officials are currently taking steps to prevent the introduction and spread of COVID-19 (“Coronavirus”) into communities across the world. The pandemic situation is affecting the lives of many students, families & communities. This special collection is collecting stories and solutions from schools around the world doing their best for students.
article
26.3.2020
“Social Distancing” is the Wrong Phrase
Physical distancing is necessary to avoid spreading the germs; I know that by “social distancing,” experts mean not getting too physically close to one another, especially in crowded places. But what
play_circle_outlined article
13.5.2020
How to Provide Quality Education for All During Crises: 10 Concrete Steps
It is fair to say that no one was prepared to reorganise education at scale during the COVID-19 crisis. What could countries have done differently? What have we learned? And how can we be better prepa
article
1.4.2020
Andreas Schleicher Calls For International Collaboration & Entrepreneurial Teachers Amidst COVID19
We recently spoke with Andreas Schleicher, the Director for Education and Skills, and Special Advisor on Education Policy to the Secretary-General at the (OECD) on the impact of COVID19 pandemic. In t

Explore interviews, reports and live events

We have filmed hundreds of interviews with educators, students and innovators. Browse through some of them in our video section.