November 30, 2012

Leuk initiatief van een oud-leerling van Daltonschool Pieterskerkhof in Utrecht.

Vanzelfsprekend beveel ik deze workshop graag aan.

Zie verder de site van Lize Kraan

November 29, 2012

Blogging in Europe

During the official meeting in St. Mary's Primary School in Mullaghbawn
all the partners of the project made concrete agreements about webcam contacts.

This initiative makes direct international contacts possible between the Kindergarten in Basque Country, Czech Republic, Ireland, Northern-Ireland and Poland.

Dalton International initiated 'Webcam Classes' some years ago. The project 'Blogging in Europe' gives a special demension to the ideas of international cooperation.

November 27, 2012

Comenius project 'Blogging in Europe'

The staff members of St.Mary's Primary School in Mullaghbawn / N.-Ireland were our perfect hosts during the meeting last week.

A warm welcome during the assembly by all the children of the school.
Click on this link for a small impression.

November 7, 2012

Cooperative learning

Cooperative learning is a generic term for various small group interactive instructional procedures. Students work together on academic tasks in small groups to help themselves and their teammates learn together. In general, cooperative learning methods share the following five characteristics.
*Student work together on common tasks or learning activities that are best handled through group work.
*Students work together in small groups containing two to five members.
*Students use cooperative, pro-social behavior to accomplish their common tasks or learning activities.
*Students are positively interdependent. Activities are structured so that students need each other to accomplish their common tasks or learning activities.
*Students are individually accountable or responsible for their work or learning.

November 6, 2012

Everyone must see this:

Ken Robinson ‘Changing Education Paradigms’

Scroll down and play the video.

November 5, 2012

The main task for local Dalton Associations is to stimulate the cooperation between all Dalton initiatives in their own country.

November 4, 2012

Richard van den Berg,
webmaster of
Dalton International,
mentioned articles from this book.

A modern view on education
following the educational process
in Finland.

"A consistant focus on equity and
shared responsibility
-not choice and competition-
can lead to an education system
where all children learn better".

November 3, 2012

Dalton development in Poland

Between October 15 and 21 four Dalton conferences were organized
in Poland.
In Lodz, Zielona Gora and Warszawa teacher training institutes and universities invited Paul Bruijn and Roel Röhner to give seminars and workshops.
Alltogether more than 500 participants came back to their schools with much inspiration and concrete plans to start with Dalton.
In Poland has grown a strong cooperation between several partners to stimulate the Dalton development in the country.

Dalton International created a training for 'Dalton coordinators' in order
to give schools the opportunity to work on a high professional level on
the development of Dalton.