Jan. 23
It is only fair to admit that when I was teaching Political and Philosophical Thought it was in a school that did not teach to any external exams and we had an enviable amount of freedom. Obviously there are very real constraints if students are...
Dec. 15
The traditional division of systems of education into disciplinary silos has complex, long-standing, historical roots but also reflects what seems to be a human tendency - to compartmentalise thinking. Much of the contemporary discourse in education...
Lost in Translation
Oct. 20
In my last blog I wrote about the incredible experience I recently had visiting the Federal University of Pará in Belém, Brazil. As I prepared for my trip I felt excited about the opportunity to share my reflections with colleagues in Belém and I...
Institute September 2023 illustrative photo
Sep. 26
C’est la Rentrée ! Comme dans toutes les écoles, le début d'une nouvelle année académique à l'Institut a commencé dans l’effervescence : installation de notre nouvelle salle de formation professionnelle dans le bâtiment “Genève” au Campus des...
Sep. 21
By Karen Taylor, PhD., Director of Education and of the Ecolint Institute, Ecole Internationale de Genève (Photo : Students’ photo panel for UFPA’s 60th anniversary, 2017. Photos by Octavio Cardoso) There is something strangely comforting when you...
Old dogs and new tricks
Jul. 17
By Karen Taylor, PhD., Director of Education and of the Ecolint Institute, Ecole Internationale de Genève Like many an old adage, “You can’t teach an old dog new tricks” isn’t gospel truth, so to speak. Proverbs can provoke questioning rather than...
Jun. 19
By Karen Taylor, PhD., Director of Education and of the Institute of Learning and Teaching, Ecole Internationale de Genève Version française There is a strangely intense feeling at the end of each school year, something that combines exhaustion,...
May. 31
Cette année a encore été riche en mouvements et en changements. C'est peut-être le cas pour chaque année scolaire. En repensant à tout ce que nous avons accompli en tant que communauté, je crois que nous pouvons partir en vacances avec de l'espoir...
May. 30
By Karen Taylor, PhD., Director of Education and of the Institute, Ecole Internationale de Genève It’s that time of year again. For the last three weeks one of my activities has been marking student papers for an MA module on the PGCE programme...
Mar. 27
In recent years there has been an explosion in the number of UK universities offering a Post-Graduate Certificate in Education PGCE (International) in-person or online and in 2022 the UK Department for Education piloted a new international teaching...

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