I have been active again in education for 9 years, after an intermediate period where I ran my own company.
The new challenge for education today is to rethink and reorganize education so that the structure of a school is ready for a flexible journey in the future.
Many systems that have been active in the business world, for already a long time, can also be used in education: to make things simple and effective.
The individual trajectory of each child should be the central issue, around which a plan is drawn up, taking into account the talents and the level of each child. Curricula and learning outcomes are incorporated into the learning process of each child. Good feedback and a detailed care plan are essential to get maximum results from every child.
A School has to be an “open space” were you meet and learn things from other people, and where you should have the opportunity to discover, fail, compare, make mistakes, burst out, think, play, ...
“Think Without a Box” is my motto!
Partner Focus: Robbert Gilis
I have been a primary school teacher for several years now. I have been a teacher in fourth and sixth grade (ages 9-10 and 11-12 years old). During my internship I was already very busy with how to implement ICT and multimedia in the regular education. I still use this in our school in all classes.
For mathematics and world exploration, there are already many good materials. But for language, you need to search what you can use on what level. That's why i think this research is very interesting. Because we search what the exact reading problem is and afterwards we look for various solutions.
Partner Focus: Petra Van den Berghe
Since 1994 I have been active in education.
During the first 20 school years I have been appointed in all kindergarten classes, both in traditional education and in Freinet education.
In the 2014-2015 school year I was responsible for the care coordinator. I have taken this task to heart for 5 years.
Since this school year I have been a director at De School in Kessel-lo.
Partner Focus: Ann Fontaine
I have been working as a teacher at De School in Kessel-Lo for 24 years. I teach pupils of the 4th grade but I am fortunate to teach French in the 5th and 6th grade as well. After all, languages are my thing! The more languages you speak, the broader your horizon is. Reading is an essential component
of learning a language. Aside from its importance in daily life (official correspondence, documents, ...), it is also amazing if you can read literary masterpieces from different cultures. I attach a great deal of importance to reading and I want to offer pupils as many reading opportunities as possible.