Blog posts about what we do

 

James P. Comer

James P. Comer

“No significant learning can occur without a significant relationship.” Really? Does Dr. James Comer mean that students need to be close to their teacher to learn something?

The Common Third

The Common Third

Creating an authentic learning space through a truly interesting, shared activity, is highly beneficial. The Common Third works as an ‘equaliser’ and is an important pedagogical tool.

Social learning in practice

Social learning in practice

We are social beings and therefore learning is an intrinsically social process. Learning takes place in many kinds of arenas, some of them arranged, where we interact with others in different contexts.

Inclusive Communication : 10 tips

Inclusive Communication : 10 tips

Inclusive communication means sharing information in a way that everybody can understand for example people on the autism spectrum who need clearness and unambiguity.

Education cannot wait

Education cannot wait

Under the theme ‘Recover and Revitalise Education for the COVID-19 Generation,’ we reiterate our commitment to stand alongside national governments in delivering education to all.

Greta: “Let’s grow, together”

Greta: “Let’s grow, together”

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.

Drama as a pedagogical tool

Drama as a pedagogical tool

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 at Bogense Care Home

Helle at Bogense Care Home

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.

Giampaolo at Helios Free School

Giampaolo at Helios Free School

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.

Experiential Learning

Experiential Learning

Helios Free School is situated in Holsted in southern Jutland, approx. 100 kilometres from the German border. The teachers at the school take their students on expeditions to experience reality.

Needed: 69 million teachers

Needed: 69 million teachers

Teachers worldwide are doing a fantastic job to provide quality education despite the pandemic. However, over 69 million new teachers are needed in the near future.

Educators of the 21st Century

Educators of the 21st Century

A new generation of well-educated, dedicated and unflinching educators are very much in need. Advances in technology may be great, but cannot replace passionate role models.

Blog posts about great pedagogical thinkers

James P. Comer

James P. Comer

“No significant learning can occur without a significant relationship.” Really? Does Dr. James Comer mean that students need to be close to their teacher to learn something?

Jean Lave

Jean Lave

Jean Lave is a social anthropologist and learning theorist who believes that learning is a social process, as opposed to a cognitive one – challenging conventional learning theory.

Søren Kierkegaard

Søren Kierkegaard

Making choices and taking action are at the very core of existentialism. By taking on these responsibilities, as human beings – we find the meaning of life.

Maria Montessori

Maria Montessori

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. 

Sofie ‘Rif’ Rifbjerg

Sofie ‘Rif’ Rifbjerg

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

Paulo Freire

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.

Jean-Jacques Rousseau

Jean-Jacques Rousseau

Rousseau wrote Émile, or On Education, 250 years ago – but the pedagogical principles described in this novel still have much to offer modern educators.

John Dewey

John Dewey

Education, teaching and discipline are lifelong social phenomena and conditions for democracy, according to acclaimed American philosopher John Dewey.

Anton Makarenko

Anton Makarenko

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.