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International Conference: The voice of children

Next conference: 20 and 21th of May 2016 in Brussels in collaboration with The university college Odisee in Brussels and the Alliance for Childhood

Innovation in learning and living: From school-tiredness to vivid learning
From isolation to connected communication, learning and living

  • From 10AM – 5PM
  • Price: 90 euro per day, lunch included (150 euro for the weekend – friday & saterday)
  • Early bird price: 75 euro dayticket (95 for friday + saterday)
  • Location: ODISEE – Warmoesberg 26, Brussel

What can you expect?

  • How to stimulate children to become responsible world citizens: the rainbow talents plan as tool
  • The benefits of total integration of arts education (visual arts, music, dance, drama) – curriculum in image, sound and movement: update current situation and plan for the future
  • The benefits of flash memory training (Asian techniques) and the power of fantasy & creative thinking
  • Every child is a genius: from social isolation to heart connection
  • Mirror language and the power of breathing
  • The seven levels of communication: the rainbow talents plan as tool
  • Learning problems through talent spectacles
  • Research with and by pupils
  • Survey of international studies and inspiring practical examples
  • Educational exhibits
  • The power of healing stories
  • Talent and identity development
  • The power of imaginative thinking and children’s dream book, creative entrepreneurship
  • The voice of the children at the policy level
  • Materials for highly sensitive children and much more …
  • Talent Exhibition during breaks: expo with info stands and educational materials about talents, identity development …
Our children are our barometers. Their problems or well-being and happiness are an important indicator for the functioning or malfunctioning of our society.
In this respect, the facilitator, educator, parent, teacher has a very important function, because children ask us to look at a lot of things with different eyes.
Discover, get inspired and co-create.

This event is part of the week of innovation in education: www.onderwijsverdieping.be

During this conference we discover the different tools needed to give children a voice.

You can find below the movies, recorded during our last conference the 27th of February 2015 in Brussels, free available.

The program

Click on the day to read the programme…

International Conference
The voice of Children 2016, Brussels

Friday 20th of May 2016

From 10AM – 5PM

Price: 90 euro, lunch included (150 euro for the weekend – friday & saterday)

Early bird price till 15th of April: 75 euro dayticket (95 for friday + saterday)

Location: ODISEE – Warmoesberg 26, Brussel

Schedule

  • 9.30 – 10am: Welcome
  • christopher_clouder_with_mic10-10.30am: Introduction by Christopher Clouder, founder of the Alliance For Childhood
    Lecturer Christopher Clouder is one of the fathers of educational innovation and will speak about the current state of well-being among children around the world. Christopher is the founder of the Alliance for Childhood and has started new schools all over the world. His counsel has been requested by several governments and school boards. Christopher used to work as CEO for the European Council for Steiner Waldorf Education.

 

  • michielmatthes1030-10.50 am: ‘How can we orchestrate the ‘Improvement of the Quality of Childhood in a Town, a Country or in the European Union’ by Michiel Matthes, Chairman and co-founder of the Alliance for Childhood European Network Group. This is a network of 29 member organisations in 16 European countries. The motto of the group is: ‘Improving the Quality of Childhood in Europe’. Michiel Matthes is also the driving force behind the Working Group on the Quality of Childhood at the European Parliament. The website is: www.allianceforchildhood.eu International studies and inspiring example projects.

 

  • 10.50-11.15am: Innovation in learning and living: From school-tiredness to vivid learning
    From isolation to connected communication, learning and living
    Briony Vanden Bussche, director of the Butterflywise school and training centre will highlight possible innovations in education and in living now, 10 years from now and 50 years from now.

    • Update of current innovations in the Butterflywise school in Antwerp and stories from children
    • How to stimulate children to become responsible world citizens: the rainbow talents plan as tool
    • The benefits of total integration of arts education (visual arts, music, dance, drama) – curriculum in image, sound and movement: update current situation and plan for the future
    • The benefits of flash memory training (Asian techniques) and the power of fantasy & creative thinking
    • Every child is a genius: from social isolation to heart connection
    • Mirror language and the power of breathing
    • The seven levels of communication:
    • the rainbow talents plan as tool
      The project the Voice of Children is inspired by a song Briony wrote (and sang) last year, inspired by a conference from the Alliance for Childhood. (See homepage)

 

Time table

  • 9h30 – 10h: Welcome
  • 10h -11h15: Introduction
  • 11h15 – 11h45: break – Talent Exhibition during breaks: expo with info stands and educational materials about talents, identity development
  • 11h45 tot 12h45: Choice workshop/lecture 1
  • 12h45 tot 14h: Talent Exhibition during breaks: expo with info stands and educational materials about talents, identity development
  • 14h tot 15h: Choice workshop/lecture 2
  • 15h15 tot 16h00: Choice workshop/lecture 3
  • 16h15 tot 17h00: Co-creation session and closure

 

You can choose between the following workshops/ lectures:

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Programconference2016_tijdsindelingenEn3BjörnThe power of fantasy thinking, the book of children’dreams and creative entrepreneurship, Bjorn Accoe, social entrepeneur Idee Kids
Bjorn Accoe is a social entrepreneur with a big heart for children. He will speak about the power of fantasy thinking, the children’s dreambook and creative entrepreneurial sense. Annually he coordinates the ideekids camps for thousands of families and is very active in projects for giving voice to children and their dreams.


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Learning in image, sound and movement, Briony Vanden Bussche
How can we motivate children who are school tired? Children are yearning for dry study material to be made alive; they want to feel, hear … and they also want study material that stimulates their talents and social skills, a curriculum through which they can explore themselves and their identity.
Learning whilst singing and moving? The Ron Clark School in America has been doing it successfully for years! Briony, Manager of the Primary School Butterflywise and trainer in the Butterflywise Coach Education, developed quite a lot of musical education material to put to use; from learning the multiplication tables, the alphabet, the spelling rules to talent dream travels. During this introduction, you’ll get an overview of the rainbow talent project as well as getting acquainted with other teaching materials.

 

participatieonderwijsgijsResearch with and by pupils, Gijs Verbeek

Gijs Verbeek, in cooperation with Petra Ponte, wrote the book ‘Participation in Education “. He is an editor and researcher at the NIVOZ Forum ((www.nivoz.nl en www.hetkind.org)). Additionally, Gijsis active both inside and outside the NIVOZ, enabling student participation and research with and by students and teachers. 

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In this workshop we want to work with your wishes and ideas to give students more voice regarding what is happening in and around the school and how best to bring this project to fruition. Based on a number of principles and by practical examples, we shall work with you in this workshop towards concrete plans with actions that you shall be able to apply in your unique practices.

Gijs Verbeek, www.gijsverbeek.nl

 

BarbeleGet your brain moving, Barbele Kindt

During this workshop we’ll give you an insight into the impact all kinds of stress can have on the functioning of the brain. These blockages are often labeled ‘disorders’ (i.e. learning disabilities, dyslexia, discalculia or math disability, social disorders, autism spectrum syndrome …). We’ll take another look at these ‘disorders’ and we’ll give you tools to handle them in a different way. We’ll experience how we can break through the blockages using some simple excercises. The excercises  will enable the different parts of the brain to cooperate, to function better together. This will enable both children and adults to access and develop their innate potental. These excercises can be done easily in class, at home or at work. They don’t take up space nor do you need specific materials.

www.menssanahealth.be

 

 

Hilde-website

Education Constellations: An abundance of solutions to school issues – Hilde Van Bulck

A pioneering method for education issues.
Do you feel like uou get stuck with your class, your colleagues or your team? Education Constellations use Systemic Work to get a clear view and answers to many school related problems. They provide insight into possible entanglements or dynamics operating in and between the different groups. A Constellation is an intense experience that broadens your horizon and allows for movement towards recovery. It have proven to be a very effective and helpful management tool that empowers you in your function as teacher which reflects on and benefits the students: their learning becomes easier, their school performance improves and it enhances the cooperation between students, teachers, principals and parents. Constellations are a valuable asset to your expertise.

Hilde Van Bulck, www.the-new-teaching.com

 

foto An - 2013HS_survival_groot(2)How to handle highly sensitive teenagers and children, Ann Michiels

Sensitive children and youth have a finely tuned nerve system. The stimuli from their environment leave a deep imprint on them and they need extra quiet time to process all these imressions in peace.

Therefore, sensitive children and youth function in a special way. Their sensitivity can be felt as a burden or as a gift, depending on the way we deal with them.

An Michiels, who is specialised in dealing with high sensitivity, will speak to you about all of this and she’ll give you numerous tips that you’ll use on a daily basis.

www.sensitief.be

 

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Present Child (Children Interpreting and mirroring)

How to work in the heart of families or school situations. Help children by helping their parents and teachers, and discover the magic and skope of language.

kindertolklilianThat is what PresentChild translating can offer. It translates children’s messages into an opportunity for growth in the lives of their parents, teachers or other involved adults. Lessons taken to heart and acted upon have a tremendously positive effect on children.

The method is a tried and tested means of facilitating well-being in families and other areas of society where adults and children interact (schools and day-care centres).

Janita Venema, initiator and trainer of the PresentChild Method trained many (international) PresentChild Translators. She also wrote the book: ‘PresentChild, a gift to you and your family’

www.presentchild.com

 

helendeverhalenThe power of healing stories –  Ann Ackaert

This workshop will start with a bit of theoretical background about the development of children’s brains and the importance of stories. An explanation is then given about what is so specific for healing stories and how they are structured. Based on a sample story and some short exercises, participants gain more insight into the how and what of healing stories.

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A Healing Story is a concept, developed by Paul Liekens and Ann Delnoy to enhance the inner strength of children through imagery and imagination. The technique has its background in NLP, but was adapted for children.

In essence, the inner imagination of the child (or adult) is stimulated to think in a ‘problem solving’ way. It is mainly part of our brain which is accessed, providing us with more ‘out of the box’ solutions. Throughout the story we feed the imagination with positive elements and feelings, provinding the right tools to handle challenges or problems.

Ann Ackaert, www.helendeverhalen.be

 

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KAHAANIVertellingen, Mieke Felix

«STORY OF WHEN I WAS OLD»

About Janusz Korczak and his children. They say he never lied. Never. And certainly not to children, his children, the children of the orphanage he ran with Stefania Wilczynska. Children deserve respect, so you don’t fool them. Children know just as well as adults when they have done something wrong. Listen to them, let them speak. And do give them a serious answer – because children are people. People who are entitled to their own lives. And to their own death.

But what do you do when eventually even their life will be taken from them? Do you explain to them where their travel will take them? First to the ghetto, then to the Umschlagplatz, then to Treblinka? What do you tell them? Because you cannot lie. Certainly not to children.

Mieke Felix (o1952, Ostend) studied drama and elocution at the Royal Conservatory in Antwerp, Art History at the University of Ghent, theology and religious sciences at the Catholic University of Leuven. Her project KAHAANIVertellingen, are her attempt to save those stories “that matter” from silence, from being forgotten.

 

Yves

Children are not listening: And now? A click with each child in the class…
Yves Boone

Do you have a click with each child in your class? Do you think a child feels it when there is no click? What and how would you feel if a child came to you and said:; ‘Miss/Sir, I miss a click in our relationship!’ Children should feel safe in a class biotope if they are to develop, grow and flourish. But then, the teacher too, needs that. In this inspirational class, we dive into the image language a child uses to mirror us.  They have and want to tell us something. You’ll get an insight into the reason why children don’t seem to listen to us. We’ll tell you about the ‘stapler machine’ theory  and Yves will invite you to look at children in a different way. You’ll be challenged to make a click with your whole class.

 

 

Natural learning and holistic education with Anna Pavlova, Russia

Anna Pavlova worked 9 years in the Tekos school in Russia and is now sharing her experiences abroad.

The Transition time passed. The year 2016 has come… Do we know how to behave in a new time? what laws work now and what has become completely irrelevant? Many “innovators” pull the tails of past savings, and irrelevant information. It does not give the energy of the Future to come and realize its potential.

New education…How does it look like? What kind of children came to us? Are the “methods of teaching” themselves  so necessary for these children. Or it is time for us to rise above our fears, stereotypes-to look at the world in another way, because the vibration of the space has been updated, and they require a new style of behaviour. Teachers argue about the techniques: faster and more efficiently…How to motivate? What is the methodology?

It’s time to ask yourself: What are these children? Who do we want to grow up? Whether the child Himself wants to be GIFTED in Our normal understanding? And what’s his real brain activity, not our perception of it. Where are we headed? (What must be the real result) What will happen after school? What should be the daily environment? And what is holographic education? All of these we will discuss at the seminar.

Anna Pavlova, slonik13@inbox.ru

An introduction by Anna:

More info about the Tekos school: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d94TIzrtQhM

 

 

The Berenholremedies (bear’s den remedies) – Children Wisdom of Nature

Young children are like pristine Nature. Many problems we experience with and by with and in children are caused by our having lost our connection with our primordial self-nature.

This workshop is all about how the Berenholremedies (bear’s den remedies) restore this connection.

Dorothee Helmert in Het Berenhol, www.het-berenhol.com

 

Laughter Yoga, Inge Nassen
Laughter yoga can change your life.
Laughter yoga is one of the most effective, most economical and easiest ways to reduce stress. I invite you to experience personally the benefits from laughter.
Come and laugh for no reason at all! The exercises we provide, will initiate and stimulate your laughter and your brain will release endorphins and serotonin … you’ll feel GREAT!

 

International Conference
The voice of Children 2016, Brussels

Saterday 21st of May 2016

From 10AM – 5PM

Price: 90 euro, lunch included (150 euro for the weekend – friday & saterday)

Early bird price: 75 euro dayticket (95 for friday + saterday)

Location: ODISEE – Warmoesberg 26, Brussel

Schedule

  • 9.30 – 10am: Welcome
  • 10-10.30am: Innovation in Education, several mystery guests
  • 10.50-11.15am: Innovation in learning and living: From school-tiredness to vivid learning
    From isolation to connected communication, learning and living
    Briony Vanden Bussche, director of the Butterflywise school and training centre will highlight possible innovations in education and in living now, 10 years from now and 50 years from now.

    • Update of current innovations in the Butterflywise school in Antwerp and stories from children
    • How to stimulate children to become responsible world citizens: the rainbow talents plan as tool
    • The benefits of total integration of arts education (visual arts, music, dance, drama) – curriculum in image, sound and movement: update current situation and plan for the future
    • The benefits of flash memory training (Asian techniques) and the power of fantasy & creative thinking
    • Every child is a genius: from social isolation to heart connection
    • Mirror language and the power of breathing
    • The seven levels of communication:
    • the rainbow talents plan as tool
      The project the Voice of Children is inspired by a song Briony wrote (and sang) last year, inspired by a conference from the Alliance for Childhood. (See homepage)

 

Time table

  • 9h30 – 10h: Welcome
  • 10h -11h15: Introduction
  • 11h15 – 11h45: break – Talent Exhibition during breaks: expo with info stands and educational materials about talents, identity development
  • 11h45 tot 12h45: Choice workshop/lecture 1
  • 12h45 tot 14h: Talent Exhibition during breaks: expo with info stands and educational materials about talents, identity development
  • 14h tot 15h: Choice workshop/lecture 2
  • 15h15 tot 16h00: Choice workshop/lecture 3
  • 16h15 tot 17h00: Co-creation session and closure

You can choose between the following workshops/ lectures:

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BjörnThe power of fantasy thinking, the book of children’dreams and creative entrepreneurship, Bjorn Accoe, social entrepeneur Idee Kids
Bjorn Accoe is a social entrepreneur with a big heart for children. He will speak about the power of fantasy thinking, the children’s dreambook and creative entrepreneurial sense. Annually he coordinates the ideekids camps for thousands of families and is very active in projects for giving voice to children and their dreams.

 

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Learning in image, sound and movement, Briony Vanden Bussche
How can we motivate children who are school tired? Children are yearning for dry study material to be made alive; they want to feel, hear … and they also want study material that stimulates their talents and social skills, a curriculum through which they can explore themselves and their identity.
Learning whilst singing and moving? The Ron Clark School in America has been doing it successfully for years! Briony, Manager of the Primary School Butterflywise and trainer in the Butterflywise Coach Education, developed quite a lot of musical education material to put to use; from learning the multiplication tables, the alphabet, the spelling rules to talent dream travels. During this introduction, you’ll get an overview of the rainbow talent project as well as getting acquainted with other teaching materials.

www.butterflywise.com

 

 

Hilde-website

Education Constellations: An abundance of solutions to school issues – Hilde Van Bulck

A pioneering method for education issues.
Do you feel like uou get stuck with your class, your colleagues or your team? Education Constellations use Systemic Work to get a clear view and answers to many school related problems. They provide insight into possible entanglements or dynamics operating in and between the different groups. A Constellation is an intense experience that broadens your horizon and allows for movement towards recovery. It have proven to be a very effective and helpful management tool that empowers you in your function as teacher which reflects on and benefits the students: their learning becomes easier, their school performance improves and it enhances the cooperation between students, teachers, principals and parents. Constellations are a valuable asset to your expertise.

Hilde Van Bulck, www.the-new-teaching.com

 

foto An - 2013HS_survival_groot(2)How to handle highly sensitive teenagers and children, Ann Michiels

Sensitive children and youth have a finely tuned nerve system. The stimuli from their environment leave a deep imprint on them and they need extra quiet time to process all these imressions in peace.

Therefore, sensitive children and youth function in a special way. Their sensitivity can be felt as a burden or as a gift, depending on the way we deal with them.

An Michiels, who is specialised in dealing with high sensitivity, will speak to you about all of this and she’ll give you numerous tips that you’ll use on a daily basis.

www.sensitief.be

 

logo-presentchild-large

Present Child (Children Interpreting and mirroring)

How to work in the heart of families or school situations. Help children by helping their parents and teachers, and discover the magic and skope of language.

kindertolklilianThat is what PresentChild translating can offer. It translates children’s messages into an opportunity for growth in the lives of their parents, teachers or other involved adults. Lessons taken to heart and acted upon have a tremendously positive effect on children.

The method is a tried and tested means of facilitating well-being in families and other areas of society where adults and children interact (schools and day-care centres).

Janita Venema, initiator and trainer of the PresentChild Method trained many (international) PresentChild Translators. She also wrote the book: ‘PresentChild, a gift to you and your family’

www.presentchild.com

 

helendeverhalenThe power of healing stories –  Ann Ackaert

This workshop will start with a bit of theoretical background about the development of children’s brains and the importance of stories. An explanation is then given about what is so specific for healing stories and how they are structured. Based on a sample story and some short exercises, participants gain more insight into the how and what of healing stories.

helendeverhalen

A Healing Story is a concept, developed by Paul Liekens and Ann Delnoy to enhance the inner strength of children through imagery and imagination. The technique has its background in NLP, but was adapted for children.

In essence, the inner imagination of the child (or adult) is stimulated to think in a ‘problem solving’ way. It is mainly part of our brain which is accessed, providing us with more ‘out of the box’ solutions. Throughout the story we feed the imagination with positive elements and feelings, provinding the right tools to handle challenges or problems.

Ann Ackaert, www.helendeverhalen.be

 

Yves

Children are not listening: And now? A click with each child in the class…
Yves Boone

Do you have a click with each child in your class? Do you think a child feels it when there is no click? What and how would you feel if a child came to you and said:; ‘Miss/Sir, I miss a click in our relationship!’ Children should feel safe in a class biotope if they are to develop, grow and flourish. But then, the teacher too, needs that. In this inspirational class, we dive into the image language a child uses to mirror us.  They have and want to tell us something. You’ll get an insight into the reason why children don’t seem to listen to us. We’ll tell you about the ‘stapler machine’ theory  and Yves will invite you to look at children in a different way. You’ll be challenged to make a click with your whole class.

 

pavlova3Natural learning with Anna Pavlova, Russia
Anna Pavlova worked 9 years in the Tekos school in Russia and is now sharing her experiences abroad.

The Transition time passed. The year 2016 has come… Do we know how to behave in a new time? what laws work now and what has become completely irrelevant? Many “innovators” pull the tails of past savings, and irrelevant information. It does not give the energy of the Future to come and realize its potential.

New education…How does it look like? What kind of children came to us? Are the “methods of teaching” themselves  so necessary for these children. Or it is time for us to rise above our fears, stereotypes-to look at the world in another way, because the vibration of the space has been updated, and they require a new style of behaviour. Teachers argue about the techniques: faster and more efficiently…How to motivate? What is the methodology?

It’s time to ask yourself: What are these children? Who do we want to grow up? Whether the child himself wants to be gifted in our normal understanding? And what’s his real brain activity, not our perception of it. Where are we headed? (What must be the real result) What will happen after school? What should be the daily environment? And what is holographic education? All of these we will discuss at the seminar.

Anna Pavlova, slonik13@inbox.ru
More info about the Tekos school: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d94TIzrtQhM

 

The Berenholremedies (bear’s den remedies) – Children Wisdom of Nature

Young children are like pristine Nature. Many problems we experience with and by with and in children are caused by our having lost our connection with our primordial self-nature.
This workshop is all about how the Berenholremedies (bear’s den remedies) restore this connection.

Dorothee Helmert in Het Berenhol, www.het-berenhol.com

 

 

Laughter Yoga, Inge Nassen
Laughter yoga can change your life.
Laughter yoga is one of the most effective, most economical and easiest ways to reduce stress. I invite you to experience personally the benefits from laughter.
Come and laugh for no reason at all! The exercises we provide, will initiate and stimulate your laughter and your brain will release endorphins and serotonin … you’ll feel GREAT!

Introduction by Christopher Clouder (conference 2015)V: oice of children

 

Butterflywise communication by Briony Vanden Bussche (conference 2015)

 

>>> Powerpoint Butterflywise Communication …

Pedagooogia3000 by Noemi Paymal (conference 2015): Voice of children 2015

 

>>>Powerpoint Noemi Paymal…

Janusz Korczak by Theo Cappon and Helma Brouwers (conference 2015)

 

>>>JANUSZ KORCZAK, a short summery…

Speakers and Partners

Opening of the conference, the Voice of Children by Christopher Clouder, founder of the Alliance for Childhood

Christopher Clouder is a freelance and internationally renowned author, teacher, campaigner, speaker and expert on Social and Emotional Education, Creativity and Innovation in Education, Steiner Education, as well as many other educational and cultural subjects. His work challenges a wide range of issues that affect the way our children learn, develop and interact, including areas of play, imagination, cultural evolution and creative learning. He has been a strong advocate in raising awareness about the quality of childhood throughout his career.

With over 35 years experience in education, Christopher’s work has been instrumental in empowering teachering and learning, influencing policy makers and building bridges between educational approaches and aspirations in order to benefit the education and the childhoods of young children around the world.

The Alliance for Childhood European Network Group (AFC-ENG) held its first meeting in Brussels in 2006. The founding members were Christopher Clouder and Michiel Matthes. The AFC-ENG is part of a global network of the Alliance for Childhood (see: the Alliance for Childhood in the USA, the Alliance for Childhood in Brazil and in the UK ). AFC-ENG furthermore cooperates closely with the Universal Education Foundation / Learning for Well-being community.

Are our grandchildren the same? Physiological, psychoemotional and neurological changes in children of today

From anoetic to autonoetic
Education from the anthropological point of view. Human Evolution: What is the next step?

Noemi Paymal, is a French Anthropologist, Creator of Asociacion3000 and promoter of emAne, A global link to a new education. Since 2001, along with a multidisciplinary international team, she is investigating the issue of children and young people called of the Third Millennium. She was Director of three electronic journals, Coordinator of several radio programs, including the program “Radio Pedagooogía 3000, a meeting with the new generations” and Producer of several television programs on the subject of education and personal development.

She has written several books on applied anthropology and alternative education, particularly she is the author of Pedagooogia 3000®, translated in several languages.
www.pedagooogia3000.info

The power of imaginative thinking, the book of children dreams and creative entrepreneurship, Bjorn Accoe, Chairman at Idee Kids vzw and Idee fiks, social entrepreneur, Specialismen: Creative thinking and co-creations.

Don’t we all know that image of a child getting a present and then ending up playing more with the box than the present itself? The box becomes a castle, a car, an airplane or another magnificent object. What if we used this form of imaginative thinking and spontaneous thinking in everything that we offer our kids? www.ideekis.be

 

Briony Vanden Bussche is managing director of the Butterflywise school, a social entrepreneur and artist (singer, dancer and writer of children’s songs, fairy tales, theatre and celtic songs). She is a creative Jack-of-all-trades, and worked for several years as a teacher in economics, accountancy and law. After that, she guided independents through the set-up of their own businesses. Furthermore, she is also the inspirational force of the Child Wise Network, the Fairy School and the Fairy Theatre, and organises various Child Wise events on a yearly basis. The educational project of the Butterflywise school has its origins in the various events and projects.

You can find an overview of mission and content on: http://www.butterflywise.com/butterflywise/

Michiel Matthes is founder of the Alliance for Childhood, European Network Group and will the moderate the discussion pannel at the end of the day in Brussels.

The Alliance for Childhood European Network Group (AFC-ENG) held its first meeting in Brussels in 2006. The founding members were Christopher Clouder and Michiel Matthes. The AFC-ENG is part of a global network of the Alliance for Childhood (see: the Alliance for Childhood in the USA, the Alliance for Childhood in Brazil and in the UK ). AFC-ENG furthermore cooperates closely with the Universal Education Foundation / Learning for Well-being community.

Change is een belangrijke mediapartner en ook standhouder tijdens onze conferentie. Change biedt ook speciale CHANGE@School abonnementen aan. Ons magazine bevat elke uitgave een katern speciaal gericht op onderwijs/opvoeding en we willen deze informatie graag verspreiden binnen de sector.

CHANGE is meer dan een blad. Naast het magazine met zijn vele interessante interviews en inspirerende mensen, de CHANGE Days en de CHANGE Evenings, is CHANGE bovenal een community van mensen die bewust en op een positieve manier in het leven staan. We willen een boodschap uitdragen met aandacht voor hartelijkheid, duurzaamheid en levenswijsheid door een beweging van mensen op gang te brengen die met een warme en oprechte uitstraling een positieve verandering in hun omgeving creëren.

http://www.changethinkpositive.eu/

Listening to Janusz Korczak, Helma Brouwers and Theo Cappon

Helma Brouwers is for many years an active member of the Dutch Janusz Korczak Association. She started her carrier as Kindergartenteacher. From 1981 till now she worked at different Teacher Training’s institutes. At this moment she works at the University of Amsterdam’s academic teacher training (UPvA). She wrote the book Kiezen voor het jonge kind (Choosing for young children); a handbook for future and current teachers, which focuses on the way young children learn and should be taught. She is often asked for lectures in The Netherlands and several other countries like Finland and Russia. She combines her passion for young children with the interest in the pedagogy of Janusz Korczak. For the Dutch JK-Association she conducted several yearbooks about topics that put Janusz Korczak’s ideas in the middle of nowadays’ pedagogical discours.

Information: wmtbrouw@dds.nl

Theo Cappon studied agricultural science and was teaching agricultural science from 1962 tot 1977. Meanwhile he developed, together with the Stichting Leerplan Ontwikkeling (a Dutch national association for curriculum development) a new curriculum, called ‘Science’. After having finished his study of pedagogics, he became in 1978 a teacher at the teacher training institute (Pedagogical Academy) in Haarlem. Here is where he learned about Janusz Korcak’s pedagogy and he became an active member in the Dutch Janusz Korczak Association. From1989 till 2012 he was the chairman of this organisation and transferring the job to his friend and collegue Arie de Bruin, Theo was honored for his work with a medal of honor, received from the dutch government. Theo also loves traveling and photographing.

Email: m.cappon@tiscali.nl

Listening to Janusz Korczak

Janusz Korczak (1987-1942) was the director of an orphanage in Warschau, which was called The Republic of Children. Korczak kept diaries about his experiences with children, about his conversations with them, and they show us how he understood the art of listening to children, of taking them seriously.

We will shortly introduce you into the life and work of this interesting pedagogue, and we will deeper go into the subject of how to interact with children in a way that is respectful and useful to get to know better how children feel and think.

www.korczak.nl

Interview with Noemi Paymal: World Wide Tour

 

The Voice of Children at the Edushock learning festival