Learning



Modelling sustainable behaviour is a powerful strategy for affecting those around you. Listen to Diana Solovyova from eastern Russia as she talks about three different aspects of being sustainable. As a professional ornithologist who does extensive fieldwork in the tundra and elsewhere, she is only too aware of the effects […]

Modelling sustainability




Why has the EU co-financed a project to develop a blended training course for teachers in vocational skills? There are two parts to this question. Why education for sustainability? Why education for sustainability in vocational skills? Why education for sustainability? Scientists just moved the doomsday clock half a second closer […]

Why sustainable vocational education?


In the last post I made a case for not only the teacher but also the students to increase their tolerance for ambiguity. I suggested the following approach: ask about and clarify when behaviours are unexpected. even better is to anticipate misunderstandings and to make as much clear from the […]

Reducing ambiguity


One of the major intercultural competences is a tolerance for ambiguity. This means being open to different interpretations of what you observe and experience. Without awareness, we are likely to feel embarrassed or uncomfortable when people behave in unexpected ways. We are also more likely to attribute negative motivations such […]

The agony of ambiguity



Before they were migrants, they were people. At the conference (link in Danish) in Odense on May 12th, Global conflicts – local challenges, New citizens, training and workplace integration, there was an economic overview. You would expect the children of migrants to do better than their parents. They should learn Danish as their […]

Is language enough for inclusion?


Global conflicts – local challenges New citizens, training and workplace integration Although Denmark has not received as many asylum seekers as Germany and Sweden, it still has a sizeable number who go on to become recognised refugees and who must then be helped to make a life for themselves in […]

Diversity as an asset