Blog Archive

28. June 2012 by Bea Beste

Play in Progress: Developing TOLLABOX!

Wir sind zu beschäftigt, um hier zu schreiben! Hier nur einige Eindrücke... 

We are far too busy to write blog posts! Just some visual impressions....

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02. May 2012 by Bea Beste

In Sommer kommt die Box

Coming soon: Das erste Playducation Produkt. Hier dokumentieren wir den Weg und die Entstehung von Playducation, bloggen über Spannendes aus der Welt des spielerischen Lernens und halten alle auf dem Laufenden.

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08. December 2011 by Bea Beste

The oyster of good learning

The Sydney Centre for Innovation in Learning is the core and the spirit of the Northern Beaches Christian School and in my opinion one of the most innovative learning places in the world. I'm happy to be able to cooperate with Stephen Harris and the team of educational innovators developing and delivering a vision of better learning.

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15. November 2011 by Bea Beste

Unternehmergeist wird entdeckt

Discovering the entrepreneurial spirit! My ticket to getting involved in the world of education started with one, simple question: “How do we get more entrepreneurial spirit in this field?” My beginnings started with the Business@School Initiative at BCG. Years later, after having founded schools myself, I discovered NFTE (Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship), where I'm now a board member. This organization consists of a great group of people who do excellent work in training teachers how to open up entrepreneurial perspectives for young people, mostly in schools in socially difficult areas. In addition, NFTE also runs Biz Camps during the holidays, where students ages 14 to 17 develop business ideas and pitch them to an adult jury. Here's an Interview with Kyra Prehn and Florian Schulz-Freywald of the German Network For Teaching Entrepreneurship about their recent BizCamp!

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03. November 2011 by Basti Hirsch

Lehrerbildung ist zu verschult und praxisfern

An Indian educator helped us get in touch: Susann Meyer was first introduced to our team by Kiran Bir Sethi of Riverside School and we were lucky to have her as an intern at playDUcation over the summer. Susann is a teacher-to-be studying in Jena and after her internship we intervieweed her about the state of German teacher education. Her wish: A more practical teacher education program that really prepares you to become a teacher.

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26. October 2011 by Bea Beste

Big Five Of Innovation

exploring: Berlin with a great innovator from Australia

engaging: places and people in Berlin – seen through the eyes of an explorer

learning: how the learning revolution can happen

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18. August 2011 by Bea Beste

Ab in den Quest!

This blog post is about our prototyping in Germany and therefore in German. We will follow up with an update in English and with a bilingual re-work of the playducation homepage! Short summary: We had a first test quest with children and it's been fun and playducative! We're now searching for children, 10 to 14years old, in Berlin who want to test some other quests we're developing.

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23. June 2011 by Bea Beste

Building innovation with playshops

exploring: what playDUcation can be
engaging: an amazing space and creative toolset
learning: how to involve brilliant players

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