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The Aflatoun Education Platform selected for the WISE Accelerator

Posted in News on December 20, 2016

The Aflatoun Education Platform (www.education.aflatoun.org) has been selected as one of the five innovative projects for the 2016-17 WISE Accelerator. The WISE Accelerator program recognizes education projects from around the globe for their innovative approach to solve the real-world obstacles to education.

 

The Aflatoun Education Platform links a library of digitized learning materials on Aflatoun’s social and financial themes with a continuous professional development course for teachers comprised of 14, one-hour multi-media modules. The self-study course provides refresher and supplementary training to teachers who have already participated in Aflatoun workshops. It boasts both online and offline application. The modules deal with both programme implementation but also active-learning methods that are transferrable to any learning subject. The platform, therefore, is the next step towards improving the quality of education both for the Aflatoun programme and in general.

The platform enables teachers to learn at their own pace and time. Teachers have their own profile account where their learning journey will be captured on the progress bar with a points system. This system is motivating, because they feel that tangible progress is being made, and their efforts are being recognized.

The WISE Accelerator is dedicated to supporting and developing innovative education initiatives with high potential for scalability and positive impact. The WISE Accelerator is a programme designed to support the development of innovative projects in the field of education. It relies on the expertise of qualified mentors and partners to provide projects with effective strategies and concrete support in order to ensure their development. Each year, five projects are selected to join the programme. These projects are followed for one year, during which time they benefit from tailor-made mentorship to address their specific needs. In addition, the WISE Accelerator serves as an intermediary to connect the selected projects to an international network that creates opportunities to share knowledge and find support from donors and investors.

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