éducation21 for ESD in Switzerland
23.05.13 / Educational website
Since January 2013 the Foundation for Education and Development and the Foundation for Environmental Education have merged into éducation21 focussing on global and environmental education as well as health and political education, including human rights and economics - information and materials.
Swiss students traineeship programme
17.05.13 / Exchange
The Swiss branch of AIESEC, the international organisation for youth exchange in form of traineeships, study tours and leadership training, is present at 8 Universities with its headquarter in Berne. They provide traineeships for foreign and Swiss students national and international.
Court decision on swim lessons for muslim girls
12.05.13 / Educational politics
Integration of foreigners is more important than their religious beliefs, Switzerland’s highest court ruled on Friday, according to a report by swissinfo.ch. The court denied a 14-year-old girl from a strict Muslim family in Aargau the right to dispensation from school swim class.
English language videos on Swiss issues
08.05.13 / Didactical resources
The Swiss school tv, SRF mySchool, offers a vast range of educational videos as two-track audios in German and English. What has been originally made for Swiss English language classes, may on the other hand come in handy for English teachers teaching German language and/or Swiss culture.
Clean Forest Forum
07.06.13 - 07.06.13 / Hotel Hilton, Basel
The Clean Forest Forum aims to alert society to the long-term binding of excess greenhouse gas CO2 which is done through tree plantings. Clima experts inform on the most pressing charges. The website offers a number of interesting research results.
Annual Conference of SSRE
21.08.13 - 23.08.13 / Università della Svizzera italiana, Lugano
This year's Annual Conference of the Swiss Society for Research in Education comes under the main topic "Integrating formal and informal learning". The call for papers in German, French, Italian and English is open.
8. Congress on Special Needs Education 2013
28.08.13 - 30.08.13 / Berne
This years' congress tackles a difficult ethical question: Does being handicapped automatically means not having a good life? How big is the influence of this question on the process of integration into school life?