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University of Western Australia & International Education

UWARanked in the world’s top 100 universities in 2015, UWA is also celebrating the 100th anniversary of its Faculty of Education. Andy Homden, writing on the subject of a career in international education, was recently featured in the centenary edition of The Educator, the UWA Faculty of Education’s official newsletter.

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Moving. Shaking. Listening.

KINSES 2016: a global education symposium

Kinses 2016

Consilium Education is delighted to be attending Kinses 2016, where Andy Homden will be a panelist on Sunday, February 28.

The founder of the event, Sandeep Aneja, wants us to talk to each other about the emerging trends in education around the world. He is particularly focused on the growing role of the private sector and how it can apply its growing influence wisely.

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The Transatlantic Connections Conference

The Irish Teaching Diaspora.

Consilium Education at the Transatlantic Connections Conference, January 14 – 16, 2016.

Education consultant, Andy HomdenHow many Irish teachers are working overseas? Nobody seems to know exactly, but almost certainly the figure is in the tens of thousands, with most of them in the UK. Across the Atlantic and beyond the English Channel, their numbers are growing: in 2013 there were 7,000 Irish citizens living in the UAE. It is very likely that the professional majority are teachers.

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MENA Edinvest Conference, November 2015

Consilium’s Andy Homden chairs Dubai conference
Andy Homden, Edinvest Dubai

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Graham Brown - Martin Edinvest 2015

Graham Brown – Martin

Informa’s Education Investment conference can with some justification claim to be one of the most important education events in the MENA region. Attracting international speakers of the calibre of Graham – Brown Martin, this conference draws in the ideas of leading educational thinkers while exploring the challenges of establishing and growing schools throughout the Middle East and North Africa.

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October CPD at Joseph Chamberlain Sixth Form College

Linear assessment and independent learning

Andy Homden leads two day October  training sessions  in Birmingham

All change in the UK

IMG_2451 (640x427)There’s no shortage of change in the UK at moment. Testing at age 7 is coming back. National Curriculum Levels are gone. Modular assessment at A Level is on the way out. And, of all the government led initiatives, none is more important than the re-introduction of linear assessment at A Level.

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Teaching Council of Ireland, Féilte 2015

Andy Homden presents at the Royal Dublin Society
Féilte TeachMeet 2015, October 3 2015
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Brilliant Physics Buskers!

The Teaching Council of Ireland held their annual Festival of Education in Learning and Teaching Excellence otherwise known as Féilte at the RDS on October 3, during which Andy Homden spoke at the Féilte TeachMeet session.

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Prepare for university!

Leaving school successfully
An innovative new course for young people aged 15 – 19
June 27th – 29th; August 22nd – 25th 2016

This innovative residential course is designed for students in their final two years of high school and first year at university. It combines the rigour and excitement of learning new outdoor sports (orienteering; sailing; kayaking; climbing; surfing) with the development of independent academic skills needed to thrive at university (writing; speaking; building a body of knowledge). When learned together, students develop a strong platform for further study and the world of work.

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CultureTECHfest

Regional STEM Education event highlights cross-border tech strengths in Ireland’s North West

DSCF4088 (800x600)Consilium Education’s Andy & Jan Homden attended CultureTECHfest, a major week long IT festival and exhibition held in Derry / Londonderry in Northern Ireland during September. This growing event, which showcases the STEM subjects and their relationship with the arts, is held in a a variety of locations across the city, including the Guildhall and the newly redeveloped Ebrington Barracks site, now linked to the city side by the Peace Bridge. 

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Listening skills training at ISL

Peter Hudson at the International School of Lausanne for listening skills training.

August 19 – 21, 2015

FullSizeRender (004)Peter Hudson of Consilium Education and the Motivated Learning Trust recently spent three days at the International School of Lausanne at the start of the new school year. ISL is going through a period of growth in student numbers and is engaged in the development of a new Year Leader system in the secondary school.

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Education Investment MENA, 2015

ITM in media partnership with Informa Middle East

Andy Homden 5We are delighted to announce that ITM (International Teacher Magazine), which is published by Consilium Education, has been named as a media partner of the 2015 Education Investment MENA conference being held in Dubai at the Ritz Carlton hotel in November 2015.

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