Dutch Educators in London for BETT Week 2014

| January 22, 2014 | 4 Comments 

A keynote for Dutch policy makers, head teachers, education leaders and teachers at Copthorne Tara Hotel.

Thank you to Koos Eichhorn, and Anja Huiskens, for organising our visit, and sharing these thoughts:

ITEM is a cooperation of AB-ZHW and APS-IT services. Both organisations try to reform Dutch education into 21st century organisations in which learners can follow their own learning goals using their own competences.

For more than 10 years ITEM has organised conferences, and study trips, to London during BETT week for Dutch teachers.

This year’s theme is about testing and assessment. Experts from Singapore, the U.K., the U.S.A., Finland, Belgium and Denmark telling us about the situation in their countries regarding testing (that’s usually based on 19th century learning) and the conflict with 21st century learning.

About 100 Dutch teachers, head teachers, scientists and policy makers discuss the outcomes of the workshops with the experts from the different countries and try to get the best of it to use in the Dutch situation.

Our presentation formed the close of the conference, and, at the same time, the start of the study trip. An additional 100 teachers joined us. Tomorrow all 200 participants will visit London schools to meet English colleagues, see how British education is in “every day situations”, talk about the assessment system, compare it to the Dutch system and, of course, see how ICT is used in London schools and then (it is BETT week, after all) Friday is a chance for everybody to visit BETT.

(Look out for some of their Elsies above, like a Selfie but of someone else, when they are not looking.)

Category: 1) Events and Training days

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  1. Bart says:

    Very inspiring, with a laugh.

  2. Matias says:

    Tänkas for a great presentation! Will be usling your site a lot with the theachers.

  3. Johan says:

    It was extremely inspiring. You referred to so many interesting sites. Can I find the slides of your presentation online?

  4. Tim says:

    Hi there Johan
    The sites we mentioned are in bitly.com/digitallynow
    Hope this helps
    Keep in touch
    All the best for now
    Tim and Sarah

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