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.