Assignment – Refugees and Future Learning

screen-shot-2016-10-09-at-11-02-54-pmYou may have noticed my recent posts have followed a common theme- that of the plight of the Syrian refugees and in particular those who inhabit the Za’atari Camp in a remote desert area of Northern Jordan.

I have investigated various aspects of life in the camp with a focus on continuing education for the displaced children. Any hopes for the future lie with education.

As part of my assignment for EDFD459 (Learning Spaces) I have developed ideas for a suitable child-friendly learning space which will be relevant for future learning in the Za’atari camp. Future Learning Space for Children in Za’atari


Teachers without Borders


‘Teachers are the largest professionally trained group in the world – the key local catalysts of change and hope. Teachers Without Borders connects teachers to information and each other in order to bring about social change—worldwide’. (TWB)


TWB is an international non-profit organisation launched in 2000 to bridge the gap in education worldwide and connect teachers globally  to bring about social change. TWB membership has reached over 185 countries.

Mission and vision- Connecting teachers with each other to improve the quality of education globally for all students.

TWB provides teachers with ongoing professional development and resources  which is important in maintaining a high standard of education worldwide. Connectivity of teacher development with international development results in positive change. TWB supports a number of initiatives including- girls education, peace education, child-friendly spaces, and education in emergencies.imgres-7

TWB believes that developing teaching and learning helps communities flourish. How can you contribute?

What will Future Learning Spaces Entail?

Having studied in depth the impact of various Learning Spaces on students learning in todays world, I wonder how things will be different for students of the future.

Following current research and advancements in technology I predict a move towards student-centric learning with Teachers acting as more of a facilitator of learning and students learning at their own level and pace to achieve desired learning outcomes. Technology, of course, will play a big part in future education and learning. Students will also be active participants and collaborators in the world of online  communities, seeing learning move beyond the classroom.

How do you see the future of learning?