World Phenomena has gained media attention and the attention of educators. Read what they said about us.
Vice President of Sales and Marketing – BBC
Why did a world renowned organization like BBC Learning decide to cooperate with AGEMSOFT in the production of this educational material?
After meeting the people from AGEMSOFT, we understood their goals and their perspective of how digital education could look like. We are convinced that our video library can be used successfully to create a quality educational product which can be used in any education system. After seeing the material produced, we were sure we had made the right decision.
What is your opinion of this educational product?
I knew the leadership and content development teams at AGEMSOFT would produce deeply innovative and engaging lesson modules that would resonate with all students. This product defnitely would be a welcome addition to any teachers classroom. Show more »
Senior Chief School Inspector – State School Inspection in the Slovak Republic
The World Phenomena project has the potential to overcome the negative consequences of separate subject teaching of interlinked characteristics, phenomena and processes found in the natural and social environment. The internal structure of individual themes [of the project] and the methodology are designed to develop students’ perception of the key phenomena of this world in their mutual contexts. Amongst other benefits, I consider the most important to be that teachers and pupils can re-discover what has slowly disappeared from schools - enjoyment of the taught and acquired knowledge. Show more »
Director of a Primary school in Bratislava, President of the Association of Primary Schools in Slovakia
This school year, the non-profit organization EDULAB brings a new product to schools, the World Phenomena. This solution consists of several themes that connect and strengthen cross-curricular teaching, develop literacy and inspire teachers to apply innovative forms of teaching. The materials are very adaptable; they can be used partially in a lesson, as the main theme of a lesson and also for teaching in blocks and combining multiple subjects. It can be incorporated into the newly opened call for EU Structural Funds – – “Reading, Mathematical and scientific literacy in elementary schools”. Schools can create a new subject from World Phenomena. Originally designed for students of the 2nd level of primary education, it can also be used by teachers at the 1st level.
We have very good long-term experience with EDULAB. They create very practical materials which motivate teachers to use innovative forms and methods of teaching. The materials are well thought out and useful in practice. Primary schools already have experience with My First School, Little Financial Academy by Kozmix, The Blue Planet Mission with Kozmix, the Kozmix.sk portal and also some creative competitions associated with the use of their materials. Based on the good experience and reactions of teachers at my school, I can also recommend this project to schools. Show more »
Director of The National institute for education in the Slovak Republic
The World Phenomena Expedition Pilot Project is changing traditional methods and forms of education to engaging active learning. Standard lessons can thus be linked not only to this new methodology but also to the attractiveness of the 21st century didactic tools with support from exclusive videos and BBC reports. The advantage of such educational content is the support of project-based learning and interdisciplinary education as well as the development of students’ presentation and argumentation skills. Show more »
member of the board of Tatra banka, a.s.
Innovation is a natural response to the changing world around us. If we look at our homes and compare them to our parents' homes, we see a huge shift toward the use of devices that save our time. As a bank, we have to constantly keep track of current trends and invest in the development of new products and services if we want to keep up with our clients. Education should not be lagging behind and because of this we support EDULAB's initiative to innovate education and improve the quality of teaching materials. Investing in education is an investment for the future. Show more »
Managing Director of Panta Rhei, s.r.o.
Panta Rhei decided to be a partner of the “World Phenomena Expedition” because books and education go together. As the project offers an innovative and attractive way of improving education, from October 2018 we have decided to prepare, together with the presentation of the project, a selection of the “World Phenomena Expedition” educational books on the topics that can be found by pupils, teachers and parents in the nine B&M Panta Rhei bookshops all over Slovakia and at www.pantarhei.sk in the World Phenomena section. Show more »
Director, Department of Media and Performing Arts – Oulu University of Applied Sciences, Finland
This letter is being written on behalf of the Oulu EduLAB program at the Oulu University of Aplied Sciences in Finland in support of the educational materials published by our formal partner: EDULAB in Slovakia.
EDULAB, using video content provided by BBC Learning, along with AGEMSOFT have developed new classroom educational materials – World Phenomena. Viewing of the World Phenomena content, we believe that it represents an exceptional addition to classroom practice, especially as it relates to pedagogically effective use of videos and encouraging methods of teaching that reflect the emphasis here in Finland for competence-based and experiential learning. EDULAB in Slovakia continues to be a globally relevant partner of the Oulu EduLAB program in Finland. Based on our broad experience with practices and research in video pedagogy and in interdisciplinary learning, we think that the World Phenomena content represents a useful high-level extension to materials supporting innovative classroom practice and to quality education materials available to Slovak teachers. Show more »
The British Council is proud to support the project World Phenomena Expedition, not only because it uses documentaries from the BBC, but also because of the benefits arising from the use of authentic English during classes. The fact that the authentic videos in English will be used outside English classes is only an advantage for students in cultivating their language skills. One of the objectives of the British Council is “to deliver high-quality materials for language learning for every student and teacher who wants them”. I believe that the project World Phenomena Expedition is heading towards meeting this objective. Show more »
Dean of the Faculty of Education, Comenius University in Bratislava
The World Phenomena – interactive material from EDULAB, certainly can be considered inspiring, innovative and potentially really engaging for both teachers and pupils of the 2nd level of primary schools. Not only to attract their interest, but to build on their understanding of the relationships between phenomena and processes in nature in a creative way and to promote activity, initiative and independence in their educational and social growth. World Phenomena are designed to support multiple types of literacy among students and the didactic structure enables interconnectivity between subjects in both individual and group work. The Faculty of Education of Comenius University in Bratislava, through its teachers in several departments, has cooperated with EDULAB and we can only recommend World Phenomena to schools. Show more »
vice-rector for education – Technical University of Košice
After studying the documents provided for the project “World Phenomena”, which is aimed at the 2nd level of primary school, I can say the following:
I warmly welcome the multidisciplinary approach that is applied in the project. Our students, especially those who later come to study at universities often lack the comprehensive view of a problem, which is not covered by one scientific area, but by several disciplines necessary to understand the issues.
It should be considered what form and to what extent the “The World Phenomena” should be implemented into the educational process. I like the idea of creating a completely new subject, which I think is very beneficial for our education system, but it is not the only option, how to implement “The World Phenomena”
The complexity each theme is dealt with (principle effects, uniqueness and history) is an excellent basis for future tasks and projects.
The BBC's Participation in the project is a guarantee of fair and accurate source material.
The project is designed so that it provides teachers with vast application possibilities, further develops themes taught, positively stimulates pupils, supports their creativity, stimulates a demand for learning using non-standard teaching methods and an individual approach to teaching.
Based on the facts, I definitely support the implementation of such a project in the educational process at the 2nd level of primary schools. I believe that it will help to increase the level of students education not only by increasing knowledge, but especially in a comprehensive understanding of the various issues. The application of the basic principles of project based teaching in education is shaping the students' personality. Better prepared graduates from primary schools will certainly benefit from this and this will improve the quality of secondary and, ultimately, higher education institutions, which ultimately will increase students competitiveness and employability. Show more »
Chairman – Association of Towns and Municipalities of Slovakia
Education and curiosity should be encouraged.
Increasingly we hear about the SMART agenda, which relates not only to technological solutions and mobile applications, but also to finding the best solutions, comparisons and constant improvement.
Education and curiosity thus can be seen as an individual approach which moves us forward. “The World Phenomena” educational materials are the innovative element in supporting the quality of teaching in primary schools and contributing to creating the conditions for attractive education, personal development and improving the general education of students.
I think that combining information and communication technologies, together with education helps in the development of the SMART agenda and learning through experience and turns students in primary school into curious, responsible and active citizens of our towns and villages. Show more »
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