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May/June in ITM

Crossing the divide
How resistant are subject areas to interdisciplinary initiatives?  Cross-curricular projects require imagination and energy to organise effectively, especially in a secondary school. This month we feature two innovative interdisciplinary units of inquiry that offer models for others to use.
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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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Peter Hudson

ECIS Administrators Conference, April 10 – 12, 2015

Creativity and Listening, Brussels 2015.

Peter Hudson joined Andy and Jan Homden as part of the Consilium delegation attending the ECIS administrators conference at the Crowne Plaza, Brussels in April. The theme of the Conference, Catalysing Creativity was a theme picked up in a pre-conference article by Andy who looked at the kind of conditions which might enhance creative talent across the curriculum in a 21st Century school.

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Prakash Nair and Andy Homden

Building Future Learning Spaces

Exploring the future of school architecture

Building-Future-Learning-Spaces-TextLogoConsilium Education CEO, Andy Homden chaired Informa’s Building Future Learning Spaces conference held at the Dusit Thani Hotel in Dubai from March 23rd – 25th. Prakash Nair president of architects Fielding Nair International set the tone for the conference with an exhilarating address in which he challenged delegates to rethink their approach to the design of learning spaces in school. His plea was for flexibility in the use of space, which needed to open a child’s horizons rather than limit them with  the traditional “box and corridor” design.


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