February 28, 2012

Dalton International

Dalton International looks across borders.
International contacts are necessary to reflect on your own situation. In a modern society cooperation with other countries is so normal that sometimes we forget that we don't speak the same language.
Countries export goods, but in education we exchange good expertise. And that is exactly one of the most important targets of Dalton International.
Dalton International wants to stimulate the innovation of the Dalton education by international exchange of expertise. International Dalton conferences give that possibility.
But such a conference is not the only platform, because training of school staffs, offering Dalton courses on international level, publishing of articles, the exchange of teachers and students, organizing workshops and seminars are also possibilities to improve Dalton education on an international level.
After a training period Dalton International can give teachers an official Dalton Certificat and we can nominate schools that have followed a Dalton training process for the predicate of "International Dalton School".

Last year we could give this predicate to School4Child in Lodz.

Such an audit will take place at the Junior High School “Vogelweide” in Wels on March 23.2012.

A modern teacher creates a learning setting in which children are challenged to take initiatives. The time of only one teaching method is over.
The necessity to work on differentiation is not only connected to children who are lagging behind or leading the group. In Dalton education differentiation also comes from the simple attitude: respect the child.
Modern education is more and more development-oriented education.
This approximation is just the point to give children the space to take initiatives.
International contacts on the level of Universities, vocational and secondary education belong in the meantime to the normal potentialities. And even for primary education the first steps in actual exchange of pupils has taken place in the meantime.
Dalton International wants to stimulate international contacts on every level.
Internet connections are the ultimate chance for exchange of ideas.
Therefore I mentioned yesterday the platform of Dalton International:
‘Webcam classes’.

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