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Schooling for refugee children: how MOOCs support teachers in the world’s most challenging situations

Diana Laurillard and Eileen Kennedy, UCL Knowledge Lab More than half the world’s refugees are children. Most of these children will spend their whole childhood away from home, with little access to education. In the context of the Syrian crisis

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UCL’s first Arabic MOOC will bring education opportunities to refugees in Lebanon

Eileen Kennedy.  English dominates the internet. Most MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) are available only in English. UCL has run many MOOCs with English language course providers such as FutureLearn. When you want to reach an Arabic speaking audience, however,

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If young people are to change the world they need the knowledge, the global skills and the belief they can do it

  Douglas Bourn.  The impact of globalisation on economies, societies and communities is one of the major issues of today. It can be seen in Trump’s emphasis on “America first”, the rationale behind Brexit and recent social events in France.

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Posted in International development, Teaching, learning, curriculum & assessment, young people

Never has there been such an urgent need for educational research that tackles our understanding of global forces

Douglas Bourn. The impact of Globalisation on societies, economies and political systems has never been greater than it is today. Brexit, the rise of xenophobia and extreme forms of nationalism in Europe and the Trump phenomenon are in part due

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Rebuilding trust in a context of suspicion: South Africa’s failing education system

Melanie Ehren.  In his first speech as President, South Africa’s Ramaphosa promised to ‘turn the tide of corruption’, vowing to end the ‘plunder of public resources’ and to ‘put behind us the era of diminishing trust in public institutions and

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Posted in accountability and inspection, International development
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