Blog posts about what we do
Graphic designer Eike Einmann designed 10 posters to represent the main pedagogical principles that lay the foundations of “Another Kind of School”.
Margret Phiri is a teacher at Chimwasongwe Full Primary School near Lilongwe. She confesses that she joined the profession by accident. Now, she is an agent of change.
Greta was looking for community based opportunities after completing her studies in political science. She gained valuable hands-on experience by encountering Danish & Malawian culture.
“Mariana, an alumna of the Pedagogy for Change programme talks about her experiences working with community development processes in rural Malawi. “It’s complex and listening is important”.
A theatre project is an excellent way to bring people together, unleash hidden talents, strengthen self-esteem and build community through a creative process.
Helle works in a care home in Bogense. She has experience with international development as well as social education work. In this blog post she talks about what kind of work the care home does.
After completing the 24 month Pedagogy for Change course, Giampaolo went on to continue a life of teaching in Denmark, taking on new challenges and adventures. Read his story here.
When the epicentre of the COVID-19 virus shifts from the Americas and bears down on African countries and India the consequences might be far greater than in Europe and the US.
Federica already had a bachelor in international cooperation & development but felt she needed more practical experience. Here are some main take-aways from her time in Denmark & Malawi.
Blog posts about great pedagogical thinkers
Children prefer to work, not play. This is one of the main ideas of Maria Montessori, a trailblazers of early childhood education. “The child who concentrates is immensely happy” she noted.
Brought up in the countryside Sofie Rifbjerg knew intuitively that fresh air, free play & a deep respect for children’s own agency was paramount for their positive development.
Paulo Freire’s pedagogy was originally developed for the oppressed adult illiterates of Brazil, but it also inspired teachers and social educators all over the world. Liberation and solidarity are key.
Rousseau wrote Émile, or On Education, 250 years ago – but the pedagogical principles described in this novel still have much to offer modern educators.
Education, teaching and discipline are lifelong social phenomena and conditions for democracy, according to acclaimed American philosopher John Dewey.
Teaching, work, discipline & self-management were the main pillars in the pedagogy developed by Anton Makarenko. He became the founder of the theory of collective education.