Anupam Kher Foundation is a Public Charitable Trust which aims to maximise the future opportunities for children from less privileged background by promoting and advocating good quality education aimed at holistic growth. They use experiential learning methods and advocate effective child centric teaching methods to make schooling a joy. They also work with children and adults suffering from life limiting diseases to enhance their quality of life.
Arrival Education is committed to producing scalable, sustainable, practical and transformational solutions that support the development of young people into successful adulthood. They work in partnership with young people, parents, schools, local authorities, businesses and any other groups who are interested in finding genuine solutions to big challenges. Young people who grow up in challenging communities have usually had to develop great resilience and creativity - two key attributes for leadership. They are usually more determined and ambitious.Read more about Arrival Education in our Directory.
Building Learning Power (BLP) is based on an extensive body of research into learning and the brain, incorporating recent studies into the key dimensions of learning power to help young people become better learners. BLP seeks to raise achievement, improve behaviour, and increase motivation in students. By helping keep learning minds flexible, BLP develops a joy for learning in our students and establishes habits of lifelong learning and enhanced creativity, encouraging students to continue their search for knowledge and understanding.
Enterprise Insight/Make Your Mark campaign aims to use enterprise to unlock the talent and potential of everyone in the UK. The seizing of new business opportunities by both existing firms and start-ups is crucial to everyone in the UK. Many people have untapped entrepreneurial potential but lack the motivation, confidence, experience and capability to turn their ideas into reality. Through various initiatives they give people in the UK the confidence, skills and ambition to be enterprising.
Immersive Education is the result of a collaboration between Oxford University and Intel. They are an award-winning specialist educational software publisher and create innovative tools for creative and personalised learning. They encourage learning through exploration, through creative learning. They adapt to individual teaching styles, allow for individual learning preferences and inspire innovation and creativity in the classroom.
Professor James Tooley, PhD, is Director of the E.G. West Centre. He has presented around the world his views on private education for the world's poorest children and is author of a recent book on the subject, The Beautiful Tree: A Personal Journey Into How the World's Poorest People Are Educating Themselves. The E.G. West Center, at the School of Education, University of Newcastle Upon Tyne, England, is dedicated to understanding the role of choice, competition and entrepreneurship in the delivery of "Education for All". They develop knowledge and understanding of the role of non-state education (e.g., private, non-formal, philanthropic and public-private partnerships) in achieving global education.
School Of Everything is a website that helps people who want to learn meet up with people who want to teach. The award-winning site is free to join and is available worldwide. Teachers register online and create a personal page giving information on their lessons, the qualifications offered and the format in which they teach - for example workshops or one-to-one sessions. Potential pupils find a tutor who's right for them simply searching by subject, learning category and location. They can then send them a message, arrange to meet and begin learning their new subject.
Teach First addresses educational disadvantage by transforming exceptional graduates into effective, inspirational teachers and leaders in all fields and bring them into schools in challenging circumstances. They focus on long-term leadership development They support their teachers to lead their pupils' to the highest possible levels of access, achievement and aspirations. This training combines the behaviours of effective leadership and the skills needed to raise the access, achievement and aspirations of pupils.
Teach For All is an organisation created in partnership with Teach For America and Teach First to help other countries start similar programmes and create a global network of leaders dedicated to addressing educational disadvantage.
The Pacific Institute serves as an agent for positive transformation in the world. Addressing cultural differences yet acknowledging that the basic knowledge of how the mind works is constant from individual to individual and continent to continent, they have held to the vision that the education they assembled would be beneficial to people all over the world.1980 marked the beginning of a rapid expansion of The Pacific Institute beyond North America. Today, the Institute's varied curricula have been translated and adapted to serve organizations in Europe, Africa, Asia, Latin America and the South Pacific, as well as North America.
Professor Mark Alter, is a Professor of Educational Psychology in Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development, New York University. He is an education specialist for children with disabilities and has focused his work in creating the right environment and teaching methods according to children's individual needs. He also has many years experience in the professional development of teachers, as well as curriculum development and applied research.He served as chair of the Department of Teaching and Learning for 14 years prior to stepping down in June 2004.
Professor Guy Claxton is an internationally acclaimed authority on the development of young people's learning and creative capacities. He is the author of a dozen well-respected books on the mind, including Hare Brain, Tortoise Mind: Why Intelligence Increases When You Think Less (1997), Wise Up: The Challenge of Lifelong Learning (1999), and The Wayward Mind (2005). His book, What's the Point of School?, has been highly praised by Professor Howard Gardner, Sir Ken Robinson and Baroness Susan Greenfield. His latest book, New Kinds of Smart: How the Science of Learnable Intelligence is Changing Education, written jointly with Bill Lucas, was published in April 2010. His Building Learning Power approach to creating learning cultures in schools and colleges has influenced youngsters' lives throughout the UK as well as in Singapore, Sweden, Dubai, Brazil, Australia and New Zealand.
Gilda Henriquez Darlas, is the founder and director of CIDEL, Center for Investigation in Ethical Development and the Foundation. She holds a Master's degree in Artificial Intelligence from the Complutense University in Madrid, studied comparative religions and Philosophy at Lancaster University and specialised in Oriental Philosophy and Psychology at Varanassi University in India.In April 2008, Gilda Darlas became an Ashoka Fellow, recognizing her as a member of an international circle of "social entrepreneurs". Read more about her work with CIDEL in our Directory.
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