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Ongoing research

August 1, 2022
What School Should Teach Research: Case Study of Philippines (Summary)
Sandra Užule – Fons
Katarzyna Pająk-Załęska
Marcin Sakowicz
Karolina Czopek
July 18, 2022
What School Should Teach Research: Case Study of Poland (Summary)
Sandra Užule – Fons
Katarzyna Pająk-Załęska
Marcin Sakowicz
Karolina Czopek
June 27, 2022
Conditions for the educational system in the United Arab Emirates
Carmen Stevens
Paweł Rogaliński
June 10, 2022
Conditions of the Educational System in South Africa
Holistic Think Tank
May 30, 2022
Conditions for the educational system in the Philippines
Nyoman Agus Indrawan
Paweł Rogaliński
May 26, 2022
Fundamental values and core skills schools should teach as per to holistic approach to education (the HTT list)
Katarzyna Pająk-Załęska
May 12, 2022
Conditions for the educational system in South Korea
Holistic Think Tank
April 15, 2022
Conditions for the educational system in Zimbabwe
Holistic Think Tank
March 28, 2022
Holistic Think Tank Methodological Manifesto
Jan Bazyli Klakla
March 21, 2022
Conditions for the educational system in Brasil
Holistic Think Tank
March 14, 2022
Conditions for the Educational System in Kenya
Holistic Think Tank
March 7, 2022
When I think “school”, I think “relationships"
Katarzyna Pająk-Załęska
February 25, 2022
Conditions of the Educational System in Lebanon
Holistic Think Tank
February 7, 2022
Conditions for the functioning of the education system in the USA (Texas)
Holistic Think Tank
November 29, 2021
Conditions of the educational system in Poland
Katarzyna Pająk-Załęska
April 29, 2021
What Schools Teach Vs What Schools Ought to Teach: A phenomenography of the school environment
Katarzyna Pająk-Załęska
Jan Bazyli Klakla

Podcasts & videos

Predispositions in learning music, math, physics and logic (Episode 8)

Christoph Drösser has a graduate degree in mathematics and has written numerous general interest books, covering topics as varied as music and the brain, math, physics, logic, and weather. This German science journalist is based in San Francisco and we speak with him to find out about some fascinating connections between different school subjects and our abilities and predispositions in learning and studying these subjects.
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Changes in the curriculum in Latvia – what do educators think about the new reform? (Episode 7)

The Latvian Ministry of Education and Science is proposing a number of changes to the current approach to education in order to develop, approve and successively introduce a curriculum that would develop value-based knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary in the 21st century. This project is called “Competency approach in the curriculum” or School 2030 (Skola 2030). Today we are talking to educators about how this reform works in practice.

Interdisciplinary school subject by fabfoundation (Episode 6)

Holistic Think Tank recently awarded a research grant to Fab Lab Foundation for creating a new interdisciplinary subject. Today we are joined by Monika Aring and Larry Hulbert from Fab Lab Foundation. The topic of our conversation is the interdisciplinary subject (IDS), its implementation and education reform.

What is the biggest constraint in school? (Episode 5)

The Theory of Constraints is a methodology for identifying the most important limiting factor (i.e., constraint) that stands in the way of achieving a goal and then systematically improving that constraint until it is no longer the limiting factor. This theory is used in many fields, we will concentrate on education. Today we are joined by Maciej Winiarek, an expert in critical thinking, former director of the TOCFE (TOC for Education) Foundation in the USA for Poland, co-founder of the non-public Thinking Zone school in Gdańsk, a Family Lab trainer, educator, publisher, blogger, presenter and certified tutor.

Media literacy helps to foster critical thinking and creativity (Episode 4)

Media literacy education has been of high interest in Ukraine since the 2014 annexation of Crimea. The study of propaganda has become increasingly important, especially with the rise of fake news and disinformation during the current war in Ukraine. Today we are joined by Maryna Dorosh, a media literacy expert from Ukraine and we are talking about how media literacy can help children identify reliable sources and filter through the noise to get at the truth.

Peaceable schools in the Netherlands (Episode 3)

Educating for peace in times of war – the problem suddenly becomes very topical again. Today we are joined by Dennis de Vries, director of the Peaceful Education foundation from Utrecht to learn more about peaceful schools and their programme.

IB Education – Parent perspective (Episode 2)

Today we are joined by Tomasz Wlazlo, a parent from Poland, who, while living in various countries, was looking for a good international education for his free daughters. We will talk about the challenges and strengths of the International Baccalaureate education programme from the parents’ point of view.

Education systems around the world: United States of America (Episode 1)

Today we are joined by Agatha Panait, an educator from Chicago and we talk about the American education system. We discuss social emotional learning as the idea for a multidisciplinary model of teaching, about the relations between teacher and parent, about the American model of school and curricula.

Articles

July 25, 2022
Predispositions in learning music, math, physics, and logic. Is it a matter of talent or just learnable skills? [podcast]
Sandra Užule – Fons
July 11, 2022
Mindfulness-Based Interventions in Schools
Maksymilian Woch, Ph.D.
July 4, 2022
21st century: What Schools Should Teach
Jarosław Kordziński
June 20, 2022
Changes in the curriculum in Latvia – what do educators think about the new reform? [podcast]
Sandra Užule – Fons
June 13, 2022
Does homeschooling teach what schools do not?
Justyna Pawlak
June 6, 2022
Unpacking “Neoliberal Schooling” – Critics of Neoliberal Approaches in Education and Some Reflections on What’s Next
Marcin Sakowicz
June 1, 2022
Interdisciplinary School Subject (IDS): The point is to do inquiry based learning
Sandra Užule – Fons
May 27, 2022
The Tibetan Education System in Exile
Maksymilian Woch, Ph.D.
May 26, 2022
Fundamental values and core skills schools should teach as per to holistic approach to education (the HTT list)
Katarzyna Pająk-Załęska
May 23, 2022
Education in multi-cultural society. What is the place of democratic schools within Israeli sophisticated education system?
Marcin Sakowicz
May 20, 2022
What is the biggest constraint affecting education?
Sandra Užule – Fons
May 16, 2022
"Empty Pedagogy, Behaviorism, and the Rejection of Equity" – an invitation to read an article by Chris McNutt of the Human Restoration Project
Ewa Wojciechowska
May 2, 2022
How to be Media Literate? (podcast)
Sandra Užule – Fons
April 26, 2022
Different approaches to Interdisciplinary School Subject (IDS) curriculum | HTT debate
Anna Godek-Biniasz
April 22, 2022
New challenges for education system resulting from the COVID-pandemic [report]
Ewa Wojciechowska
April 11, 2022
How South Africa is educating their children? – HTT asks Tarina Swanepoel, a local educator
Sandra Užule – Fons
April 4, 2022
Competence approach to curriculum – reform of the Latvian education system
Sandra Užule – Fons
Ewa Wojciechowska
March 30, 2022
Motivation to learn – what is it and how to develop it?
Ewa Wojciechowska
March 28, 2022
Holistic Think Tank Methodological Manifesto
Jan Bazyli Klakla
March 16, 2022
Mnemotechniques in learning and teaching
Ewa Wojciechowska
March 7, 2022
Peaceable schools are about resolving conflicts without using violence (podcast)
Sandra Užule – Fons
March 7, 2022
When I think “school”, I think “relationships"
Katarzyna Pająk-Załęska
February 28, 2022
International Bachelor education is how to raise citizens of the world (podcast)
Sandra Užule – Fons
January 31, 2022
From a problem to its solution – learning computational thinking as a problem-solving skill as exemplified by England
Jan Bazyli Klakla
January 24, 2022
Is computational thinking a new skill for new times?
Jan Bazyli Klakla
January 20, 2022
“The ideal school will teach life skills”. How does the American educator see the way US schools ought to teach? (podcast)
Sandra Užule – Fons
January 17, 2022
Communication between the student, the teacher and the parent: what is school communication triad?
Ewa Wojciechowska
January 10, 2022
Professor Magdalena Ślusarczyk: “Nowadays it is not easy to talk about universal values, because we live in a world of their pluralism” (interview)
Anna Godek-Biniasz
January 3, 2022
About the potential of early school education and curriculum on the margin
Katarzyna Pająk-Załęska
Ewa Wojciechowska
December 20, 2021
Culturally conditioned mathematics
Katarzyna Pająk-Załęska
December 13, 2021
School, learning and intellectual humility
Holistic Think Tank
December 6, 2021
What kind of citizenship should be taught at school?
Jan Bazyli Klakla
November 22, 2021
"It is a priority to make education available for all young people across the world": interview with the professor Rafał Piwowarski
Anna Godek-Biniasz
June 2, 2021
In tune with the whole child. Galina Zenin in conversation with Agnieszka Burton
Holistic Think Tank
April 29, 2021
Are life skills universal? A few non-obvious inspirations drawn from a Ugandan curriculum
Jan Bazyli Klakla
April 22, 2021
Education in the Nordic forest: Lessons on nature and sustainability
Holistic Think Tank
March 26, 2021
Education for global citizenship at schools: From critical thinking to everyday actions… and back
Jan Bazyli Klakla
March 22, 2021
How Early School Education can inspire a wide-ranging curriculum reform
Katarzyna Pająk-Załęska
March 5, 2021
Good, wise, and happy life: On the hidden gems of South Korean schools
Holistic Think Tank
March 2, 2021
Notes of the journey through the educational landscape
Katarzyna Pająk-Załęska
Jan Bazyli Klakla

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