Education

General Information

Find a diverse range of useful resources on education issues including the right to education, education in developing countries, popular education, e-Learning, libraries and education policy.

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Schools

Find useful resource for both school teachers and pupils ,on topics related to research and policy including bullying, home education, education fairs and school subjects.

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Environmental Education

Studies have shown that encouraging children to form an emotional attachment to nature may be key to protecting our planet’s future. On our Environmental Education page, you can find useful resources as well as a directory of organizations working in this area.

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Peace Education

Peace education is a critical tool for developing leaders with the knowledge, values and skills they need to promote a culture of peace, prevent the occurrence of conflict and resolve conflicts peacefully. Here you will find over 400 online resources on peace education.

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Universities

Higher education is strongly influential in society, and contributes to social and human development. This is where research and training professionals of tomorrow is taking place. Find information on universities all across the world. 

 

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Adult Education

Find a wealth of information on organizations, websites and resources that address continuing  education on a variety of topics. Never stop learning!

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World Teacher's Day - October 5

Supported by UNESCO, the ILO, UNICEF, and Education International, this global day celebrating teachers recognises their huge importance in shaping the adults of the future. It also raises awareness of the need for more investment and funding in education, support for teachers, a fair wage, and improved working conditions.

World Teacher's Day - October 5
International Day of Education

International Day of Education - January 24

The UN has dedicated January 24th as the International Day of Education to reaffirm the collective commitment to education as a global human right. To this day 258 million children and youth still do not attend school. Education is an important step to break the cycle of poverty and achieve gender equality. It is also key in fostering sustainability, inclusion, and peace. We must also support educators on this day, and everyday, in helping students to realise their dreams.  

International Day of Education - January 24
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Open Educational Resources (OER)

Explore the incredible world of freely accessible, open licensed, high-quality educational and teaching resources. Empowering learners and teachers all over the world through universal access to knowledge, regardless of age, gender, or geographical location. OER is being seen as part of a permanent solution to education inequality which can benefit everyone. It is supported by UNESCO and renowned institutions such as MIT and the Khan Academy.

Open Educational Resources (OER)

Homeschooling & Education during COVID-19

The way our children learn is significantly changing during the pandemic as there are over 300 million students worldwide not attending school due to quarantines. Find useful resources in our Home Education page. 

Homeschooling & Education during COVID-19
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eLearning

It has completely transformed the way we learn and has opened a wide range of educational options on a global scale. Its flexible nature and technological advances make it one of the most adaptable tools for education. Check here our online learning resources.

eLearning

MOOCs

Massive open online courses are free courses offered online with unlimited participation. They provide an affordable and flexible way for you to learn new skills, advance in your career objectives and deliver quality educational experiences.

MOOCs
Sebastian Leon Prado

The Global Teacher Prize

The teaching profession is sometimes overlooked, but in reality it is a key aspect of human development. To highlight, celebrate and recognize teachers’ work from all over the world, the Varkey Foundation rewards an outstanding teacher every year since 2015.

The Global Teacher Prize
Jeso Carneiro

Brazil

Mass protests are taking place all over Brazil, as thousands of students, academics and teachers are taking the streets to show their disagreement with, what they are calling, "a direct attack on education". This happens after President Bolsonaro announced major reductions in the national education budget.

Brazil
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Citizen Science

Public participation in scientific research is a growing practice as technology allows us to be more connected. This type of research enables scientists to work on a global scale by collaborating with regular citizens to collect, analyze or report data.

Citizen Science
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Philosophy

The love for wisdom, philosophy is based on asking questions to ourselves and others to analyze humanity, nature, the universe and the connections between them. It teaches us tools to live a good life independent of our problematic surroundings.

Philosophy

School Day of Non-violence and Peace - Jan 30

With the belief that sustainable development cannot be achieved without peace, school all over the world celebrate School Day of Nonviolence & Peace. It's main message is "Universal love, non-violence and peace. Universal love is better than egoism, non-violence is better than violence, and peace is better than war".

School Day of Non-violence and Peace - Jan 30

Random Acts of Kindness

Kindess is a powerful tool that helps make the world a better place. If you can make someone happy, do it. Offer random acts of kindness and inspire people to spread love and happiness among humanity.

Random Acts of Kindness

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Hero of the Month

Peter Tabichi

He’s the 2019 Global Teacher Prize laureate, this admirable teacher is the first African to win this prestigious recognition. He’s a math and science professor, that works to turn his community school into a place where children can find direction and encouragement to pursue a brighter future, despite the difficulties they face in rural Kenya.

Featured Organisation of the Month

Mindfulness in Schools Project

Mindfulness in Schools Project’s vision is that every child possesses the skills to help them manage difficulties and flourish as a citizen. The aim of MiSP is to improve the resilience and wellbeing of young people.

Featured Online Resource of the Month

Right to Education Project

The Right to Education Project promotes mobilization and accountability based on the right to education and building bridges between the disciplines of human rights, education and development. Through their site, you can find information on international law, international implementation, key issues and using rights in practice.

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