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Manon van Herwijnen - Dutch Coordinator

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This painting was a gift, and very precious to me, because:


'Every drop gives movement and makes the circle bigger and stronger'.

 

 

One of my favorite artists, Herman van Veen, said: 'The biggest has to be done when it's still small'. 

 

In all my years as a teacher, as a coordinator for the Learning Circles and in other international educational projects, I saw how children can contribute to make a change, by stepping into the world with open eyes and open minds and let their voices be heard.

They can open the doors of their classroom, to wonder and explore. In the Learning Circles they can share their stories and thoughts in many ways and learn with peers across borders.
 

It's wonderful to accompany and follow you in this Circle. 
This wiki is the place to meet during your learning journey. As a coordinator, I will accompany and follow you and have the opportunity to experience how many children give a real meaning to the word 'world citizen', by thinking and learning together. It's also fun to see how many students enjoy meeting others globally!!

 

With kind greetings.

Manon

 

Coordinator Learning Circles

manonvh22@gmail.com

 


 

 

CuraƧao, September 2013. 

 

 

History: In 1989 I graduated in History (University Nijmegen).

Then I shifted my interest to another field: I was a (HR) consultant in profit and nonprofit sectors and agencies.

I graduated in Primary Education (Pabo) and worked for 16 years with much engagement in special and regular Primary education.

After several courses in Art and Culture Coordination, psychopathology, giftedness, reading specialism, dyslexia, etc., I have expanded my work gradually to (international) educational projects, in which the use of ICT opens many ways for children to learn with each other across borders.

 

Since the spring of 2013 I'm a member of the Dutch peerScholar team and engaged in the introduction of the concept of peer learning and peerScholar in Dutch education.

I am coaching educators that want to work on challenging education, with connecting and cooperative ICT to bring out the best of our students. 
In collaboration with the Global Teenager Project I am also coordinating and designing Learning Circles (for example on Children's Rights), in which children are challenged to wonder, question, explore and share. With their stories and contributions they connect with students at their school and abroad. Collaborative learning makes them aware of their own opinion and sharing gives them a voice. At the end of this period of collaborative learning, students are working together in a peer assignment. They are connected to peers from other countries in the Learning Circles, by giving and receiving feedback on their assignments! The use of peerScholar brings peer learning one step closer to every child.

 

 

 

 

 

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