For more than six decades, UNICEF has been working for the welfare of children around the world, especially in developing countries. This week we
Taking a year’s break from education before going to university is an increasingly popular choice for many young people. The gap year is both a test
Hello, my name is Aurora, how can we encourage student mobility in Europe?
Androulla Vassiliou, European Commissioner for Education
Tackling child labour remains one of the greatest challenges facing both the developed and developing worlds. It is estimated some 200 million
Teaching history holds many challenges for educators, especially among divided communities or those with a troubled past. They must be careful to
Whether we are born with it, or achieve it through inspiration and hard work, creativity is one of life’s great gifts. It is also a really important
Technology is increasingly playing a role in the classroom. Our first example is in the United States. We are also visiting Estonia and South Korea
This week Learning World looks at the American education system and the challenges facing the US presidency as it tries to reform it.
One of the
Success in business requires much more than a university degree. In this global era interpersonal skills, creativity and being able to think on your
In this edition of Learning World we take a look at higher education – and in particular some of the names that are synonymous with prestige and
Irina Bokova, Director General of UNESCO.
While some governments are taking measures to abolish illiteracy it remains one of the biggest challenges of the 21st century. In Mozambique where
Social media can be a tool for political and social change, it can also be a powerful aid in the classroom. Connecting people from different corners
The first years of a child’s life are when the brain does most growing. So early education is crucial, and can lay the foundations of personal and
Spending a day at Summerhill was an eye opener. Of course we had doubts about a teaching method where the students are allowed maximum freedom. And
Student-centred education, where pupils have their say about what they learn, is gaining momentum around the world. It encourages teachers to think
Low cost schools are a new educational trend which is making a big impact in developing countries. The growth of these schools shows how fostering
‘Be keen on green’ is the message being taught in homes and schools around the world as the health of the planet becomes an ever greater concern
Music is a universal language. Singing, playing, listening, appreciating – all of it enriches young people, boosts their learning skills and deepens
Moving to another country is always a challenge. For refugees trying to adapt to an entirely new culture it can be really difficult, especially when
International Women’s Day reminds us all that in many parts of the world girls are denied the same access to education as boys. But at the Happy
Science, with all its facts and figures, can be a tough subject to learn and just does not appeal to some. But it can be a lot of fun, and that is
The question of who should pay for university education in Europe is a growing concern and a controversial issue. With the global economic crisis
The EU has long been encouraging an exchange of ideas across its borders, hoping to engage young people in European affairs. A prime example is the
To reduce the rate of young Europeans leaving school with minimal qualifications, the European Commission is proposing action. But why such concern?
Sport is a way of learning that can transform lives. In impoverished parts of Sao Paolo in Brazil, for example, its positive impact is clear